Home education was the first choice program in Florida. In 1984-85 a group of independent, dedicated Florida parents worked together to help pass a law making it legal to teach their own children at home. After attempts to further regulate the home education law in both the 1990 and 1991 legislative sessions, it became clear that consistent representation to protect the rights of home education families was imperative.
The Home Education Foundation (HEF) was founded in 1991and is dedicated to protecting the rights and expanding the opportunities for home educated students in Florida.
HEF has been successful in lobbying for home education students to be able to participate in sports and music at public or private schools, dual enrollment in Florida colleges and universities, classes in the Florida Virtual School and Bright Futures scholarships, and for students to be admitted to Florida colleges.
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