Kindergarten - 12th Grade

Introduction

All children, including those with disabilities, can succeed in school and become productive adults. During your child's school years many educational decisions will need to be made, so it is important to understand the education process. This section includes information that is important for parents of students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Is your child struggling with schoolwork? Has a teacher noticed any learning problems or behaviors affecting their school work? If so, the problem solving process is the first step to find out what type of help your child may need to be successful. More information on this can be found in the Problem Solving Process subsection.

If your child is being evaluated for or is receiving exceptional student education (special education) services, the Introduction to ESE subsection provides an overview of exceptional education in Florida including how to navigate through the ESE process.

All students have the right to a good education that prepares them for the future. There are many school choices in Florida. Visit the School Choice subsection for more information.

Florida State Standards are designed to make sure that all students, no matter where they live, graduate high school ready to enter college or go to work. There are three diploma types in Florida. The Graduation Requirements subsection provides details on these choices and also on graduation requirements. It is never too early to begin to think about your child's future after high school. Planning for this transition should begin by the time your child turns 14. The Preparing for Adult Life subsection provides information about what your student should do to get ready for life after high school.