Legal Options

Florida statutes provide three options for families who wish to educate their children at home. Each will meet the state’s compulsory attendance laws. Families may:

  1. Enroll in a non-campus-based private school, that is, a private school that facilitates home education, and follow the procedures set by the school. Atrium School fits into this category.
  2. Establish a home education program as defined in the statutes by sending a Notice of Intent to the local school superintendent, maintaining a log of activities and samples of work, and filing an annual evaluation using one of five evaluation choices (ss. 1002.41)
  3. Establish a private tutoring program (ss. 1002.43).

Any of the above choices will provide compliance with Florida’s compulsory attendance laws.

How to Homeschool

If you are just starting out, you may want to learn move about homeschooling in Florida. A great way to do so is by visiting Florida Homeschooling. The How to Homeschool section will provide you with all the information you need (including links to state statutes) to help you make an informed decision.

You can also Contact Us with questions.