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Seminole County, Florida

What are my legal responsibilities as a homeschool parent in Seminole County Florida?

  1. Submit your notice of intent to the Superintendent in Seminole County.
  2. Maintain your portfolio.
  3. If necessary, Make your portfolio “available for inspection by the Seminole County superintendent or the superintendent’s agent, upon 15 days’ written notice.”
  4. Submit an annual evaluation to the  Seminole County Superintendent. One option for an annual evaluation is a Portfolio Assessment. I am a certified teacher since 1995. I started my teaching career student teaching in an Elementary School Special Education class. I taught Middle School and High School Math and Computer classes. In a homeschool coop I taught preschool through 3rd grade students. I have tutored Math and computers privately for 30 years. Most importantly, I homeschool my children.  My oldest two are  now Dual Enrolled.    I would be happy to review your child’s portfolio and certify that they made progress commensurate with their ability. Visit the Evaluation website at 

How do I submit my Portfolio Evaluation to Seminole County?


Home Education

Attn: Marilyn Baxter
400 East Lake Mary Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773
Office: (407)746-6760

Does my child need to be registered as a homeschooler in SeminoleCounty?

Your child MUST be registered for school by the year they will be 6 years old on February 1st. If your child is 5 at the beginning of the school year, but will turn 6 before February 1st of that school year, then they must be registered for school. You can use the chart below to determine what year your young child will need to be registered for school.

  1. What year will your child be 6 years old on February 1st?
  2. Check to see if your child’s birthdate is in the Date of Birth Range listed.
  3. Register your child within 30 days of the beginning of the school year listed.
Child Will Be 6 Years OldChild Date of BirthYear to Register Child
February 1, 2021Feb 2, 2014-Feb 1, 2015August 2020
February 1, 2022Feb 2, 2015-Feb 1, 2016August 2021
February 1, 2023Feb 2, 2016-Feb 1, 2017August 2022
February 1, 2024Feb 2, 2017-Feb 1, 2018August 2023
February 1, 2025Feb 2, 2018-Feb 1, 2019August 2024
February 1, 2026Feb 2, 2019-Feb 1, 2020August 2025

Seminole County Resources

Academic Tutoring Services

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Wendy Harper

Homeschool Honor Roll

Private and Small Group Math Tutoring
Middle School through College Algebra
In-person and through Zoom

Step up for Students Approved Direct Provider

Wendy is a certified teacher since 1995. She began her teaching career in New York. In 2016 Wendy applied for and received her Florida Teaching Certification. She started her teaching career as a student teacher in an Elementary School Special Education class. She taught Middle School and High School Math and Computer classes in public school. Wendy left teaching in July 2000 to work in New York City as an Instructional Designer/ Programmer. She moved to Florida in November 2000 to continue working in the adult computer-based training field. She worked for a private company. In 2003 she left the work place to raise a family. In a homeschool co-op She taught preschool through 3rd grade students. She has tutored Math and computers privately for 30 years. Wendy currently tutors Middle School math through College Algebra in person and online through HS Honor Roll. Contact Wendy at

Instrumental Instruction

Sarah Hornbeck

Sarah Hornbeck Flute Studio

Private flute lessons for students aged 10 to adult.
No previous musical training necessary.

Sarah Hornbeck began playing the flute in fifth grade band. She liked the flute because it was shiny and small. She quickly fell in love with its many other beautiful qualities – its singing sound, it’s diverse palette of tone colors, and the rich repertoire that has been written for it. She received her Bachelor of Music degree magna cum laude from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory, studying with Cleveland Orchestra piccoloist, Mary Kay Fink, winning B-W’s 1996 concerto competition, and then her Master of Music with honors from the Longy School of Music where she studied with distinguished pedagogue, Robert Willoughby. Since completing her master’s degree, Sarah served as principal flute with the Melrose (MA) Symphony Orchestra and the currently the Saint Andrew’s Sinfonia. She has 25 years of teaching experience, including the Baldwin-Wallace Preparatory Department, Saint Andrew’s Conservatory, and her own private studio. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, mountain biking, and curling up with a good book and her dog.
To find our more about Sarah visit her webpage or the Saint Andrew’s Conservatory website.

Do you offer a service to Seminole County Homeschool students? Contact Wendy to inquire about being added to the page.