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Documenting and Reporting Attendance

Parents/guardians must keep complete and accurate attendance records in order to remain in compliance with Florida's compulsory attendance law. Attendance records are due at the end of your child's school term or upon grade level completion, whichever comes first. You are welcome, of course, to send us your attendance records more frequently. We email reminders around a month before attendance records are due and we'll mail a courtesy postcard reminder if requested.

Documenting Attendance

You begin recording your child's attendance (or absence) for each school day the day your child's school term begins. We will attach a customized attendance recording form to your enrollment confirmation email. You do not need to report the specific time of day that your child is receiving instruction or what is being learned; you only need to record the total instructional hours for each school day. Please read through our FAQs (see below) for more details.

To be deemed in compliance with the compulsory attendance requirements of Section 1003.21(1)(a), Florida Statutes, your child must maintain regular attendance during the entire school term as follows:

Grade Level(s)(AVERAGE) Instructional HoursActual School DaysNet Instructional Hours
Kindergarten 3 hours per school day 180 days 540 hours
Grades 1–3 4 hours per school day 180 days 720 hours
Grades 4–12 5 hours per school day 180 days 900 hours
Rule 6A-1.09512, Equivalent Minimum School Terms for Compulsory Attendance Purposes

Although not required, we encourage you to keep some kind of journal or portfolio. It could be as simple as an occasional diary entry or more complex with samples of your child's work, book logs, and field trip notes. If you don't keep any kind of records (other than attendance), you may find that you wish you had–or that your children wish you had. It can be fun looking back on adventures, and children get a sense of pride when they look back at some of the work they have done and see how much they have improved.

As the supervisor of your child's education, you decide what activities count toward your school day. Instruction does not have to take place in the home.

We recommend you keep a portfolio throughout your child's high school years. Many colleges and universities require applicants who complete a home school program or graduate from a non-accredited high school to submit portfolios and/or transcripts to be considered for admission.

Attendance Reporting Options

Your attendance record may be mailed or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you will be mailing your attendance record, be sure to keep a copy for your records. If you will be emailing your attendance record, please be sure it is clearly readable and meets our formatting requirements. We allow two weeks for mailing time.

Formatting Requirements

PDF or JPG Format
If you printed and manually completed your attendance record, you may mail us your original record or scan it and email it as a PDF or JPG document. Please do not send screen shots, scans, or photos taken with mobile devices. They are almost always dark, resized, cut off, and warped. If you do not have access to a physical scanner, please mail your attendance record to us.
XLSX or ODS Formats
If your record is in spreadsheet format, you may email it to us in its original format or export it as PDF document. You are also welcome to print it and mail it.

If you would like to enroll your child for the new school year contemporaneously with attendance reporting, please see Current and Returning Students.

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PO Box 1041
Englewood, FL 34295
(941) 623-6782
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