State Requirements

Accreditations and Affiliations

Umbrella schools fall under private education. By law, private schools are allowed to have students who are home-schooled by their parents. The school supervises the students’ enrollment, attendance, and in some cases will offer services such as curriculum, transcripts, and diploma.

There is no state law requiring private schools to be accredited, and there is no state regulation of private school accrediting agencies. Some private schools choose to become accredited.

Accrediting organizations will verify individual school status relative to the organization's standards and requirements. Please understand that any contract or tuition payment agreement a parent signs is a matter of contract and business law not education.

For more information on choosing a private school, please visit the Florida Department of Education's website.