Home School Education

Welcome to the Home Education Program (HEP) Office’s website. The site contains information and resources to assist you as you home educate your child(ren). The purpose of the Home Education Program is to permit parents to comply with the compulsory school attendance law while teaching their child(ren) at home. For the purpose of this document, “parent” refers to the parent or guardian.

To establish a Home Education Program, a parent must provide written notice to the district school superintendent of his/her intent to establish and maintain a home education program. The home education program applies only to students ages six (6) through sixteen (16).

Requirements of the home education program are outlined in Florida Statute 1002.41. Please click on the links to the Summary of Home Education Requirements and the Home Education FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) for more information on the Home Education Program.

Essential Documents

  • Notice of Intent to Establish a Home Education Program - Registration Form
  • Notice of Termination of Home Education Program - Withdrawal Form (to be submitted upon enrolling in a private/public school)
  • Annual Evaluation Form

The parent who assumes responsibility for educating a child at home also assumes the responsibility for providing curriculum, educational materials, and evaluations necessary to determine student progress. The school system does not supply textbooks, curriculum guides, or educational standards for the home-educated student.

Please contact the Home Education Program department directly by phone at the numbers listed on this page as we are available to assist!

Home Education Staff

Dawn Robertson-Andre, Secretary
Stephanie Rodriquez,
Ginger Rose,
Resource Teacher

Department Email: [email protected]
Main Office: 239-337-8177
Fax: 239-461-8451

Location: Lee County Public Education Center
Address: 2855 Colonial Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966
Building Entrance: EAST Entrance (in the Lee Virtual School offices)