Portfolio Requirements

  • The State of Florida requires all Home Education students and/or their parent/guardian to maintain a portfolio. Florida Statute F.S. 1002.41 defines a portfolio as "A log of educational activities which is made contemporaneously with the instruction and which designates by title any reading materials used and samples of any writings, worksheets, workbooks, or creative materials used or developed by the student."

    Portfolio samples include, but are not limited to:
     1. Daily Log (contemporaneous lesson plans), including:

      • daily/weekly/monthly schedule
      • Including field trips
      • lesson plans/course objectives

     2. Reading Log (list of curriculum used and books read throughout the year), including:

      • list of books the student has read
      • list of curriculum used, including textbooks and workbooks

     3. Sampling of Student Work

    • Sampling does not mean including every page of school work completed but still includes enough to give a thorough picture of progression in a given subject throughout the year.
    • You may want to organize the portfolio using tabs to designate each subject covered throughout the year. You may include photos of your child engaged in learning activities, extracurricular activities, home education groups, events, etc.

    The portfolio shall be preserved by the parent/guardian for two years and shall be made available for inspection by the superintendent, or the superintendent's agent, upon a 15-day written notice. The superintendent, or the superintendent's agent, is not required to inspect all portfolios.

    Contact the Home Education Office with any questions.