Florida’s K-20 education system provides for the delivery of public education through publicly supported and controlled K-12 schools, 1community colleges, state universities and other postsecondary educational institutions, other educational institutions, and other educational services as provided or authorized by the Constitution and laws of the state.
(1) PUBLIC K-12 SCHOOLS.—The public K-12 schools include charter schools and consist of kindergarten classes; elementary, middle, and high school grades and special classes; school district virtual instruction programs; workforce education; career centers; adult, part-time, and evening schools, courses, or classes, as authorized by law to be operated under the control of district school boards; and lab schools operated under the control of state universities.
(2) PUBLIC POSTSECONDARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS.—Public postsecondary educational institutions include workforce education; 1community colleges; colleges; state universities; and all other state-supported postsecondary educational institutions that are authorized and established by law.
(3) FLORIDA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE BLIND.—The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind is a component of the delivery of public education within Florida’s K-20 education system.
(4) THE FLORIDA VIRTUAL SCHOOL.—The Florida Virtual School is a component of the delivery of public education within Florida’s K-20 education system.