Florida Statutes

{image}The Florida Statutes is a permanent collection of state laws organized by subject area into a code made up of titles, chapters, parts, and sections. Since the Florida Statutes are updated annually by laws that create, amend, transfer, or repeal statutory material, we have created this category of links (updated annually) so that you can easily access Florida's current state laws.  This list includes links to the statutes referenced throughout our website and those which may be of interest to families educating their children at home.

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1000.21 Systemwide Definitions
Title XLVIII > Chapter 1000 > Section 21: 1000.21 Systemwide definitions.—As used in the Florida K-20 Education Code.
Includes a list of public postsecondary educational institutions (community colleges) and state universities.
1002.01 Definitions (Student and Parental Rights and Educational Choices)
Title XLVIII > Chapter 1002 > Section 01: 1002.01 Definitions.
Includes the definitions of a "home education program" and a "private school."
1002.20 K-12 Student and Parent Rights
Title XLVIII > Chapter 1002 > Section 20: 1002.20 K-12 student and parent rights.
This statute pertains to attendance, health issues (school entry health examinations and immunizations), eduational choice, student records, extracurricular activities, instructional materials, and more.
1002.22 Education Records and Reports of K-12 Students; Rights of Parents and Students; Notification; Penalty.
Title XLVIII > Chapter 1002 > Section 22: 1002:22 Education records and reports of K-12 students; rights of parents and students; notification; penalty.
Laws pertaining to public school and defunct private school educational records.
1002.3105 Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning (ACCEL) Options
Title XLVIII > Chapter 1002 > Section 3105: 1002:3015 Academically Challenging Curriculum to Enhance Learning (ACCEL) options.
Academically challenging curriculum or accelerated instruction options to eligible public school students in kindergarten through grade 12.
1002.41 Home Education Programs
Title XLVIII > Chapter 1002 > Section 41: 1002.41 Home education programs.
Includes laws pertaining to written notifications, portfolios, annual evaluations, participation in interscholastic extracurricular activities, the Bright Futures Scholarship program, dual enrollment programs, testing services, and Florida state university admissions.
1002.42 Private Schools
Title XLVIII > Chapter 1002 > Section 42: 1002.42 Private schools.
Includes information regarding retention of student records, attendance records and reports, and school-entry health examinations and immunization requirements.
1003.01 Definitions (Public K-12 Education)
Title XLVIII > Chapter 1003 > Section 01: 1003.01 Definitions.
Defines regular school attendance, core-curricula courses, extracurricular courses, and physical education.
1003.21 School Attendance
Title XLVIII > Chapter 1003 > Section 21: 1003.21 School attendance.
Defines Florida's compulsory school attendance and entrance/attendance requirements.
1003.22 School Entry Health Examinations; Immunizations; Exemptions
Title XLVIII > Chapter 1003 > Section 22: 1003.22 School-entry health examinations; immunization against communicable diseases; exemptions; duties of Department of Health.
Details what documentation must be presented prior to initial entrance, admittance, or attendance in a public or private school.
1003.23 Attendance Records and Reports
Title XLVIII > Chapter 1003 > Section 23: 1003.23 Attendance records and reports.
Record keeping requirements for public and private schools.
1003.26 Enforcement of School Attendance
Title XLVIII > Chapter 1003 > Section 26: 1003.26 Enforcement of school attendance.
Public school procedures to promote and enforce regular school attendance.
1003.4281 Early High School Graduation
Title XLVIII > Chapter 1003 > Section 4281: 1003.4281 Early High School Graduation
Provides an option for students to graduate from high school in less than 8 semesters.
1003.4282 Requirements for a standard high school diploma.
Title XLVIII > Chapter 1003 > Section 4282: 1003.4282 Requirements for a standard high school diploma.
Defines the course and assessment requirements for a standard high school diploma from a Florida public school. Includes information about the transfer of high school credits from out of country, out of state, private schools, and home education programs.
1003.4285 Standard High School Diploma Designations
Title XLVIII > Chapter 1003 > Section 4285: 1003.4285 Standard high school diploma designations.
Defines the criteria students must meet to earn a Scholar and/or Merit designation on a standard high school diploma from a public school.
1003.4295 Acceleration Options
Title XLVIII > Chapter 1003 > Section 4295: 1003.4295 Acceleration options.
Defines the acceleration options that must be offered by Florida public schools, including AP, IB, AICE, dual enrollment, early admission, and career academy courses. This statute also defines the Credit Acceleration Program in which students can earn high school credit in certain courses by passing statewide, standardized assessments.
1003.436 Definition of "Credit"
Title XLVIII > Chapter 1003 > Section 436: 1003.436 Definition of "credit".
Defines the minimum number of hours required for a full course credit and one-half course credit.
1003.437 Middle and High School Grading System
Title XLVIII > Chapter 1003 > Section 437: 1003.437 Middle and high school grading system.
Letter/Number grade equivalents for public school students in grades 6 through 12.
1003.492 Industry-Certified Career Education Programs
Title XLVIII > Chapter 1003 > Section 492: 1003.492 Industry-certified career education programs.
Information about industry-certified career education programs.
1003.493 Career and Professional Academies and Career-Themed Courses
Title XLVIII > Chapter 1003 > Section 493: 1003.493 Career and professional academies and career-themed courses.
Information about career and professional academies and career-themed courses.