Home Education

  • Home Education family

    Home Education is a parent-directed educational option that became effective by law in 1985. Parents have the freedom to determine their child's educational path and the plan for reaching their goals. Students have the opportunity to explore and learn at their own pace, in any location or at any time. More than 55,000 students in approximately 37,000 families are in Home Education Programs in Florida.


    Governor DeSantis and the Department of Education extended a directive requiring all school districts in the state of Florida to close for students until April 15.  This is a fluid situation and in an effort to keep families and students safe our offices are working remotely. We will continue to do our best to provide guidance and services to all of our home education and charter school families and school. Thank you for your continued support as we work together to ensure our students stay safe, healthy and continue their learning.

    Please note the following updates:

    All Home Education Evaluations due on or before April 30, 2020 will have an extension due date of May 31, 2020. This date may change depending on the situation with COVID-19 moving forward. Please make arrangements to provide evaluations to our office by May 31, 2020 until further notice.

    At this time, our email is the most effective and efficient means of communication. If you have questions or concerns, please email our office staff at CSHE@pcsb.org. We will respond to your email as quickly as possible.

    If you are submitting a NOTICE of INTENT to Register for Home Education, please email the notice to the above email address and provide an email address on the form. We may not have access to the US Postal Service and if an email is provided, we will email your letter of acceptance once the Notice of Intent is processed.

     Home Education Packet


    Home Education Packet in Spanish


    Sports Participation Information

    Co Enrollment Application - PCS Form
    (Sports participation, Academics - no more than 1/2 day)

    Home Education Support

    Florida Statutes

    En Espanol

    Home Education Update/Change - PCS Form

    If you have questions please call the Home Education Office at 727-588-6209.

    All completed forms can be mailed, faxed or e-mailed.


    Pinellas County Schools Home Education Department

    301 4th St. SW

    Largo, Fl. 33770

    Fax: 727-588-5038

    E-mail: CSHE@pcsb.org