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.

To terminate your Home Education program, you must submit an Evaluation and Letter of Termination.  A  link to the 'Notice to Terminate' form is below.

Please feel free to contact the office with any questions or concerns by email at homeeducation@hcsb.k12.fl.us or 352-797-7000 extensions 448 or 478.

To register for Hernando 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 , contact Academic Services at (352) 797-7051.

The next test window will be for students that need to take the Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology, US History End of Course Exams, 7th Grade Civics Exam, and the Florida Civic Literacy Exam. Registration is now open and will close on Friday, November 11, 2022. The test window begins on November 28, 2022, and ends on Friday, December 16, 2022. Shortly after you register, you will be contacted with your student's specific test dates and times.

New for 2022-2023! FAST Testing

Home Education students will only be able to participate in AP 3 during the weeks of May 8th - May 31st. EOC testing will still be available at certain times throughout the school year: in the Fall, Winter, and Spring.