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Old 24-11-2009, 12:01   #1
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Homeschooling Question - Logistics

I've read through the various homeschooling threads and they all seem to focus on cirriculum. I have more of a logistical question. I've decided on a cirriculum and we were just about to get our mail forwarding set up with an address and residency in FL. In researching the FL laws for homeschooling, it looks like I can pretty much just write a letter of intent to the county and then once a year get someone to review our "portfolio." My question is, are there any FL residents out there sailing and homeschooling and what do you do for this review? I really don't have any intentions of going to FL, so do I just pick a county to write to? How do I get in touch with the right folks for "reviewing" my work.

Also, we're starting him in a Kindergarten cirriculum at 4-5 years old and it looks like FL laws don't really care until they're 6 years old. So I'm guessing that I don't need to do anything the first year. Would you all make the same assumption?

I'm hoping to get all opinions (hasn't been a problem so far )and any experiences you may have to share.

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Old 24-11-2009, 12:20   #2
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Here's a few sites with specific information:

http://www.hslda.org/hs/state/FL/

http://www.floridaschoolchoice.org/i...ome_education/

http://www.homeschoolinginflorida.co...statelaws.aspx
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If you're not going to FL I'm curious as to why you'd choose that state for residency? There are other states, such as TX and AK, who also don't have a state income tax, but are less hassle when it comes to homeschooling. No letters, no reviews, no testing, etc.

Just a thought. =

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For both the taxes as well as that's where the mail forwarding service we chose was located. My husband is already a resident and it seemed logical. I'll check into the others though...FL laws didn't sound that cumbersome but if there's others with even less requirements, then I'm all for that.
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We've been looking at home schooling here in Texas... Being a resident is easy, no state income tax (we have the 8.25% sales tax instead, but if your not here, it doesn't matter) Texas has a long history of homeschooling, and given the independent streak most Texans (and Alaskans) have I highly doubt there will be any regulation on home schooling... you just do as you want....

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Thanks again Jay and 2divers for the recommendation - you've saved me some future time. I looked it up and you basically don't have to report to anyone about anything. Just have a written curriculum (that you never show to anyone) that teaches the basics. There also appears to be a comparable mail forwarding service down there where we can get an address. We're going to be in OK in Feb. so we're going to drive down and get a TX drivers license and boom we're done! Coming from CA, I'll be proud to be a Texan!
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Usually once going from a home schooled to a state run or state sanctioned system, the student will take a placement test, or competency test to verify what grade level they are prepared for.

When I transitioned from home schooled to regular school, my placement exam results put me up an extra grade. I went from 6th straight to 8th.
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