Home Education

PEP funds & FES-UA

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AEI works with FLORIDA HOMESCHOOL HELP which teachers parents how to properly homeschool in the state of Florida. 




AEI Meets Requirements for HEIP

Home Education Instructional Program

AEI HEIP is ...

A program selected by the parent as a part of their home education student's parent-directed instruction. This programs is not full-time or full-time equivalent. AEI HEIP is not part of the company's international online private school. it is not a public or charter school.


Provides courses and/or activities for home education students that enhance or enrich the student's learning opportunities


Has publicly available/reviewable program descriptions of courses and/or activities


Has a published tuition and fee schedule.


Is located in multiple non-residential physical locations which are within different Florida regions. These locations are most often churches within the regions of homeschool family communities with a few exceptions.


Is a business organization registered as American Education International LLC, dba AEI.


Terminate your home education program or withdraw from school
• Register with the Scholarship Funding Organization (SFO) (Step Up or AAA)
• Receive ~$7,500 for home school expenses
• Submit a student learning plan to SFO
• Submit a sworn affidavit to SFO
• Complete a national normed reference test and submit the score to the SFO


Register under the Home Education law with your county
• Complete application with a Dr.’s report or IEP
• Students will receive $8,000 and up depending on the
student’s need for services and the IEP
• Funds may be used for curriculum, courses etc.
• Submit an annual evaluation. (parents select one of five options)

PEP funds are permitted to be used for all AEI courses, activities, & services.

Frequently Asked Questions

“Student learning plan” means a customized learning plan developed by a parent, at least annually, to guide instruction for his or her student and to identify the goods and services needed to address the academic needs of his or her student.

A “Personalized Education Program” means the sequentially progressive instruction of a student directed by his or her parent in order to satisfy the attendance requirements of ss. 1003.01(13), and 1003.21(1) while registered with an eligible nonprofit scholarship funding-organization pursuant to s. 1002.395. 

These funds may be used to pay tuition and fees for programs, courses, or classes, offered to PEP students. 

FES-UA is a scholarship for special needs students. Each student receives one scholarship. If you have a special needs child and do not receive these funds this year, you can apply and be put on the waiting list for next year. In the meantime, you can apply for PEP funds and use them for your child’s plan as long as you follow the guidelines. 

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