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Homeschool Frequently Asked Questions

Home educated students, per Florida law, complete a home education program as designed by the parent or guardian. Once the student completes all needed courses, the parent or guardian is responsible for filling out the Home Education Affidavit, therefore attesting that his/her student has completed high school as a homeschool student.
 
Homeschool students may choose to fulfill diploma requirements through an "umbrella school" that offers a diploma.  Alternatively, some homeschool students may elect to take the General Education Development (GED) test and be awarded a Florida High School diploma from the Florida Department of Education, if the student receives a passing score. Once the test is passed, the Florida Department of Education will send the student a diploma.
 
Lastly, to earn a diploma, a home education student may opt to re-enroll his/her senior year into the local public high school or into the FLVS Full Time Program. Students re-enrolling into the local public school or transitioning into the FLVS Full Time Program will be held accountable for all district graduation requirements.

In order to obtain a diploma from FLVS, you will need to enroll in the FLVS Full Time public school program. You will no longer be considered a homeschool student when you register with FLVS Full Time. Students can also return to their zoned high school their senior year to obtain a diploma.

Please contact your district home education office. To learn more about this letter and homeschool requirements, please click here.

View the Course Progression page for course recommendations by grade level.

Parents must verify a student's course request once a selection is made. To verify a request, log into your account and go to the student dashboard page. Click on the green checkmark next to the red “X” icon on the right-hand side of the page to complete the parent/guardian enrollment verification. Students do not have the verification feature within their own account, so you will need to verify all course requests before your student can begin a course. Once parent approvals have been completed, your student will be placed with the next available instructors. Please be sure to have your student monitor their account for placement information.

Visit the Counselor Office to speak with a FLVS counselor.

Upon completion of your Kindergarten – grade 12 schooling, you will need to submit the homeschool completion affidavit. According to State University System (SUS) general admission requirements, homeschool students should submit an affidavit (page 12) attesting that he or she has completed a home education program including the 4-4-3-3 core curriculum plus 2 consecutive levels of a Foreign Language. This affidavit must be signed by the student's parent or legal guardian.

According to f.s. 411002, state tests are one of the possible measures acceptable for providing the required annual educational evaluation.

Please note that although home education students are not required to take standardized state tests, if a home education student returns to a public school, the student may be asked to take these tests at that time. If you have any additional questions regarding the EOC, please contact our testing team at testing@flvs.net or visit Test Prep for EOC.

If you plan to take the FCAT, please contact your district to discuss testing dates/times as soon as possible. Many schools require at least 2 months notification for testing.

Unique requirements apply to Florida homeschool students who receive a school choice scholarship to receive educational services, including the Gardiner Scholarship (PLSA). Learn more here.

  1. Students are advised to complete any active FLVS Courses prior to end of summer (suggested date: August 1) or semester change date (check with district on date)
  2. Parent MUST Officially Withdraw the student from the District Home Education Office
    The district homeschool office MUST release the student from the county homeschool program so the new school can fully enroll the student.
  3. Update the student account to name of local school.
    • Login to student account.
    • On top blue tab click “Student Records”, then “Academic Profile”.
    • Change Home Education to name of the local School, then click Save.
      • This allows the school to retrieve your Final Grade Transcripts once a class is completed and from older completed courses.
      • IF the student in the future needs to take an online class, they may use this same account.
  4. Go register at the local school.
    IMPORTANT: Students returning to public school may choose to complete any active online class(es).  Be sure to inform the school counselor so the online class is NOT duplicated on their at-school schedule.
  5. Order the FLVS Transcript here.
    When using the Parchment system to request your Transcript, be sure to select “Florida Virtual School” as the high school transcript you want sent out. Click here to view an instructional video on how to request a transcript.