The Homeschool Completion Affidavit—The Final Step for Homeschooling Families
Signing the homeschool completion affidavit is the final stage of home education in Florida that will open your children the door to future academic success. Find out how and when to file the important document with DoNotPay.
According to Florida homeschool laws, parents must submit a homeschool completion affidavit at the end of a homeschool program. The document should be signed in the presence of a notary and forwarded to the school county superintendent. You’re required to sign the affidavit even if you’ve hired someone else to homeschool your child.
The homeschool completion affidavit is:
- Of equal value to a public or private school diploma
- Accepted by all post-secondary institutions
- A substitute for a homeschool diploma
You can download a template for the homeschool completion affidavit from:
- The official websites of educational institutions in Florida (colleges and universities)
- Various homeschool associations' web pages
The document layout is mostly uniform and includes the following sections:
|Homeschool Completion Affidavit Section||Description|
|Information about the student||You must provide the following information:
|Certification from the homeschool operator||In this section, you need to sign an official statement confirming your child has met the following requirements:|
|Notarization||You must get the homeschool completion affidavit notarized by a Florida Commissioned Notary|
|Foreign language certification (optional)||If you include a foreign language in your list of subjects, state the details in this section of the homeschool completion affidavit|
Florida provides parents interested in home education with three distinct homeschooling options:
- Teaching their child first-hand
- Hiring a homeschool teacher
- Enrolling their child in an “umbrella” program (a private school that provides supervision for homeschooled students)
- Submit a letter of intent to homeschool to the school county superintendent—You must file the affidavit 30 days before the homeschool program begins. It’s also possible to remove your child from public school at any point during the school year
- Devise a curriculum—According to homeschool laws in Florida, the curriculum is entirely personalized. You can base it around your religious beliefs, chosen teaching method (e.g., the Charlotte Mason curriculum), or other preferences (e.g., nature-based curriculum)
- Create a homeschool portfolio—The transcripts should include the learning materials you’ve used, a list of school activities, and samples of the student’s work
- Perform annual evaluations—You can have your child take state or national assessment tests or invite a certified teacher to judge their progress
The homeschool completion affidavit is the final step of your journey. If you want to homeschool your kid, you’ll have to start by notifying the competent authorities with a formal letter of intent. DoNotPay offers a quick and easy way to file a homeschool affidavit with our advanced Notice of Intent to Homeschool feature.
You can generate a declaration of intent by following these super easy steps:
- Sign in to your DoNotPay account using any browser app
- Locate the Notice of Intent to Homeschool product
- Provide information regarding the school district you currently reside in
- Answer a series of questions from our chatbot about the homeschool operator and student
After completing the streamlined procedure, you’ll receive a PDF version of the declaration of intent for your records. You can then forward the letter of intent to the school county superintendent using our expeditious AI-operated app.
Our pocket lawyer can assist you with other tedious tasks, such as getting the homeschool affidavit notarized. With a DoNotPay subscription, you can use our Notarize Any Document product to connect with a notary public from the comfort of your home. Why waste time filling out paperwork and making appointments when DoNotPay can take care of it in an instant?
Getting started with homeschooling is a piece of cake, especially with DoNotPay’s expert products. Filing a homeschool completion affidavit is also fairly easy to handle. When it comes to homeschool, it’s often the “middle part” of the journey parents find challenging.
Before you make your decision, think about the following aspects of home education:
- The cost of homeschooling—In some states, homeschooling families are eligible for financial aid, but you’ll still have to cover the majority of the costs
- Your child’s learning aptitude—Whether your child is a gifted student or struggles with learning difficulties will inevitably affect the process. You’ll have to adapt the curriculum to their immediate needs
- Socializing—Since your child will have limited contact with their peers, you’ll have to ensure they don’t become isolated. A good way to get in touch with people from similar backgrounds is to join a local homeschool co-op
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