Home School Students

In order to be eligible to participate in athletics a home school student must submit the following documentation prior to the first day of participation in the sport they want to participate as well as meet the listed eligibility criteria.

  • live within the Winter Park attendance zone (Winter Park is over the capacity number to accept students from outside the attendance zone based on House Bill 7029) – must provide proof of residence
  • must submit a completed EL7 form  el07_home_reg_2018-19
  • must have a 2.0 unweighted cumulative GPA or higher – must provide cumulative transcript
  • must have a completed and up-to-date athletic physical packet on file with the athletic trainer – athletic physical page
  • must not have exceeded the age of 19 years old prior to September 1st – must provide birth certificate
  • must not have exceeded 4 years of eligibility after they 1st entered the 9th grade – determined from transcript
  • must have signed and notarized a completed GA4 form  ga04_affidavit_06-2018

Home School Flow Chart

From FHSAA handbook

Bylaw Home Education Student Requirements. To participate in interscholastic athletics, a home education student must: (§ 1006.15(3)(c)1-7, F.S.)

(a) register as a home education student with the district school superintendent of the county in which he/she resides; and

(b) register with the school of his/her intent to participate in interscholastic athletics as a representative of the school
before participation; and

(c) meet the same standards of acceptance, behavior and performance as the school requires of other participating students; and

(d) certify to the school at the end of each semester that he/she has the minimum cumulative grade point average required for participation; and

(e) meet all other FHSAA eligibility requirements; and

(f) must be registered with the FHSAA Office each year using a form provided by the Association.


16.6.2 Requirements for Participation. A Non-Traditional student is eligible to participate provided:

(a) the student meets the same residency requirements as other students in the school at which he/ she participates or as pursuant to
§ 1002.31, F.S.; and

(b) the student meets the same standards of acceptance, behavior and performance as required of other students in extracurricular activities; and

(c) the student registers with the school his/her intent to participate in interscholastic athletic competition as a representative of the
school before participation (note, for the purposes of registering intent ONLY, the beginning of the sport season shall be the first
day the student participates in the sport); and

(d) the student complies with all FHSAA regulations, including eligibility requirements regarding age and limits of eligibility, and local school regulations during the time of participation; and

(e) the student must not have been recruited to participate for the member school for athletic reasons by any individual or agency,
whether or not associated with the school’s athletic interest, or selected or placed in the school on any basis related to his/her
athletic interests or abilities, and as outlined in Policy 36. The student must complete and submit a GA4 Form with the school
before the student added to a roster and allowed to participate in an interscholastic contest; and

(f) the student provides proof of basic medical insurance coverage and both independently secured catastrophic insurance coverage
and liability insurance coverage which names the FHSAA as an insured party in the event the school’s insurance provider does
not extend coverage to such students; and

(g) the student provides his/her own transportation to and from the school; and

(h) the student provides to school authorities all required forms and provisions.

16.7 Registration of Non-Traditional Students

16.7.1 Non-Traditional Student Defined. Non-traditional Students are students that are not enrolled in and physical attend the school at which they participate, including, but not limited to; Home Education Students as per Bylaw, Charter School Students as per Bylaw, Special School Students as per Bylaw, Non-Member Private School Students as per Bylaw and Florida Virtual School-Full Time Public Program Students (FLVS-FT) as per Bylaw

16.7.2 Student Registration Process. The student must register with the school by completing and submitting the EL2, EL3, GA4, EL7 (if applicable, including the EL7V), EL12 (if applicable, including the EL12V) and EL14 (if applicable). Returning Non-Traditional Students. A student who has previously registered intent for a sport or sports by submitting a GA4 and an EL7 (if applicable) or EL12 (if applicable) and an EL14 (if applicable) to participate for a member school and is going to continue to participate for that school in the sport or sports in which he/she originally registered intent need only submit the EL2 and EL3 forms, as well as an official transcript or grade report, whichever is applicable, for subsequent school years. Home Education Student Exception. A home education student must provide the school each year with a completed and signed EL7V Form.