Homeschool

Home Education Program

 

Home Education Program 

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

Bay District Schools Home Education Office assists the parents of approximately 1,000 students who choose to educate their children at home in complying with Florida State Statutes, referencing Compulsory School Attendance. Specifically, this office maintains records, sends courtesy reminders of evaluations due, and notifies parents of opportunities for state standardized testing. (Please note: state tests are optional for Homeschool Students). 

Homeschool families should refer to this website often for information regarding important testing, events, etc. 

 

District Policy:

Home School Education 8.901

Compulsory Attendance 7.101 

 

New Location

1311 Balboa Ave, Panama City, FL 32401.

For more information, contact 850-767-4122. 

 

Homeschool Orientation

Parents,

If you plan to enroll your student in homeschool, please sign up for our informational Homeschool Orientation HERE.

(You will be able to complete the Letter of Intent to Home Education during the orientation.) 

If you have any questions, please call 850-767-4122 or email Adamsml@bay.k12.fl.us

 

Student Services - Home School Department Schedule

Due to the high volume of requests, the Homeschool Department will be implementing set times for needs and requests. Thank you in advance for your patience.

Monday

7:30am-9:30am

Extra Curricular Forms- EL7 and EL14

2:30pm - 4:30pm

Homeschool Verification Letters

Tuesday

7:30am - 9:30am

DMV Needs

2:30pm - 4:30pm

Receiving and updating incoming Homeschool Evaluations

Wednesday

7:30am-9:30am

Homeschool Verification Letters

2:30pm - 4:30pm

Extra Curricular Forms- EL7 and EL14

Thursday

7:30am - 9:30am

Receiving and updating incoming Homeschool Evaluations

2:30pm - 4:30pm

DMV Needs

Friday

10:00am - 11:00am

Homeschool Orientation - Letter of Intent - Please sign up (Subject to Change)

2:30pm - 4:30pm

Receiving and updating incoming Homeschool Evaluations

 

TESTING PARTICIPATION FOR HOME SCHOOL STUDENTS:

Please keep in mind that participation in these assessments are your choice.

 

FAST

Grades 3-12: These following are tests that all Florida public school students are required to take.  Though these are not required tests for homeschool students, they do meet the requirements for the annual homeschool evaluation. 
*Grade 3-8, Math
*Grades 3-10, Reading
*EOCs (Algebra 1, Geometry, U.S. History, Biology, and Civics)
The exams will be administered over several days in February, March, April and May.
 

 

SOPHOMORES ONLY

PSAT/NMSQT: Students have a deadline of notifying their home-zoned school by September 1st as it is offered in October and test orders must be in by early September. If you would like to participate, contact the guidance/testing contact at your home-zoned school. (Zoned school is the school attached to your current address in FOCUS.)

Note: Students arriving to test without prior registration will not be able to participate.

If you wish to have your home school student(s) participate in FAST testing, please contact Michelle Adams at 850-767-4122, no later than January 31 yearly. Or, sign up HERE and allow up to 48 hours for receipt of confirmation.  

 

Documents
Location
1311 Balboa Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 767-4100
William V Husfelt III
Superintendent, Bay District Schools
Office of the Superintendent
Holly Buchanan
Employment and Income Verification Equity Coordinator
buchahd@bay.k12.fl.us
850-767-4100
Public Records Request
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