Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is homeschooling?
  • What is unschooling?
  • What is a homeschool co-op?
  • What are some facts about homeschoolers?
  • What are the homeschooling laws/regulations for Florida/Alachua County?
  • When do we need to make the decision to homeschool?
  • Can we change mid-year?
  • What is homeschooling?
  • How do I get started?
  • What kind of testing is needed as a homeschooler in Alachua County? [Evaluations]
  • What kind of records need to be kept?


Social aspects
  • What about socialization?
  • How do I help others understand our family’s decision to homeschool?
  • Do most homeschoolers have a religious focus?
  • What do I tell my homeschooler about public school?
  • How do I transition my child from public school to homeschool?
  • What sort of apprenticeships are available in the area for homeschoolers?
  • How can I convince my partner/spouse that homeschooling is our best option?
  • My child is not yet old enough for public school. Are we still homeschoolers?

  • Is homeschooling expensive?
  • What if I don’t think I can afford to homeschool?

  • Where do I find the form to register for homeschooling?
  • I want to terminate home education for a student. Where is the form for that?
  • Where can I reach the school board for Alachua County and the Home School Office?