The School Board of Miami-Dade County
Bylaws & Policies
Unless a specific policy has been amended and the date the policy was revised is noted at the bottom of that policy, the Bylaws and Policies of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools were adopted on May 11, 2011 and were in effect beginning July 1, 2011.


Home education is a parent-directed educational option that satisfies the requirement for regular school attendance. All requests to educate a child in home-education program are to be submitted to the Superintendent.

The Superintendent shall develop and implement administrative procedures which ensure that, prior to approval of a home-education request, all requirements specified in the State Department of Education regulations have been met.

Academic placement of the child for the current school term will be made by the Office of Attendance Services based on previous school attendance or the same criteria as students entering the District for the first time.

Home education students may attend their home school to take classes to supplement the home education program.

Parents are responsible for transporting students in home education programs both to and from the public school providing the course(s) of interest. The school principal will establish the time and place for the arrival and departure of home education students accepted into the part-time program. All home education students who attend the District on a part-time basis are subject to the same rules and regulations as full-time students.

Home education students must be given the same opportunity to participate in interscholastic extra-curricular activities as public school students.

The District is not authorized to award a regular Florida high school diploma to home education students.

To establish a home education program a parent must:

 A.send a written notice of intent to the District to operate a Florida Home Education Program;

 B.complete the registration form;

 C.maintain a portfolio of records, consisting of a log of educational activities, writings, worksheets, workbook, and creative materials used or developed by the student;

 D.make the portfolio available for inspection by the Superintendent upon a fifteen (15) day notice;

 E.provide an annual educational evaluation for the student's educational progress to the Superintendent;

 F.preserve each student's portfolio for two (2) years;

 G.submit a termination form upon removal from the home education program or change of residence to another District.

Parents are responsible for the cost of textbooks. Instructional materials used in the District may be purchased through the Florida School Book Depository.

F.S. 1001.41, 1002.01, 1002.41, 1003.21, 1006.15