School Choice/Magnet/Home Education

Home Education

Home education is defined by Florida Statute as “sequentially progressive instruction of a student directed by his or her parent in order to satisfy the attendance requirements of SS. 1002.41, 1003. 01 (4), and 1003.21 (1).”

To establish a Home Education program, you must notify the Superintendent of Schools in writing of your intent to initiate a Home Education program.

If you are withdrawing from a Hernando County School please contact your school to continue.

Please follow the instructions below to get started.

Please feel free to contact the office with any questions or concerns by email at or 352-797-7000 extensions 448 or 478 or .

 To Register for eSchool classes after registering as a Home Education student Contact Hernando eSchool at 352-797-7072.


Home Education families may request testing. For more information on what is available please visit: Assessment and Accountability.

Please Note: An email was sent out in error last Monday, October 18, 2021, to NON-HOME EDUCATION families across the district. If your child in not enrolled in Hernando School District Home Education, please DO NOT register for any Winter End of Course Exams using the registration link below. Your child's school will automatically identify and set up your child with any tests they may need. 

Winter End of Course Exams - Test window opens November 29, 2021. End of Course exams include Algebra I, Biology, Geometry, U.S. History, Civics, and Florida Civic Literacy Exam - To register for these tests, please click on the link below. Registration deadline is November 19, 2021.

Link to HCSD Home Education Assessment request

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