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Homeschooling in Florida

We have assembled resources for home school families in Florida to find local support groups and laws concerning homeschooling in Florida

State Information

  • Florida Coalition of Christian Private School Administrators, Inc. (FCCPSA) - an organization serving the administrators and leaders of Christian private homeschools in the state of Florida.They also serve as a network of educational and political support to encourage and assist those who have chosen to homeschool through private methods rather than under the homeschool statutes.
    • PO BOX 5100, DELTONA, FL 32728
    • 772-461-9776
    • E-mail
  • Florida Homeschooling - Practical and legal information for Florida home educators. Extensive legal overview and practical advice.
  • Florida Parent Educators Association (FPEA)
    • P.O. Box 50685 Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240-0685
    • Phone (toll-free):  1-877-ASK-FPEA (275-3732)
    • E-mail: office@fpea.com
  • Home Education Foundation - HEF was established in 1991 to raise support and direct lobbying for home education in Florida. HEF exists to safeguard existing legislation and evaluate future legislation.
  • LIFE of Florida - LIFE of Florida is Florida's statewide homeschool support and networking chapter of Learning is for Everyone, Inc. LIFE Membership, support and resources is free and available to all.

Regional Information

  • Alternative Homeschool Educators - We are a homeschool group based in South Florida. We are eclectic homeschoolers who believe in the Earth's spirit, kindness, and respect for all homeschooling styles and religions. We offer park days, field trips, monthly newsletters, educational co-ops, craft and cooking classes, Spiral Scouts, Book-It, Troll books, and many other exciting adventures. Florida Pathfinders: florida_pathfinders-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
  • ARCH-Angels of South Florida - Assoc.of Roman Catholic Homeschoolers- Meets Weekly at park in Miami, numerous spiritual and educational activities
  • Apollo Beach, FL Area Homeschoolers - This group's mission is to assist in the homeschooling experience of children and their family. Children are offered shared learning experiences & parents are given support by sharing ideas, friendship and advice.     Yahoo Group:   http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ApolloBeachHomeschoolers/
  • Brevard Homeschool Support Group - Offering support to all homeschooling families in Brevard County, Florida, on Florida's Space Coast.
  • Boca Home Schoolers, Inc.  - is a home education support group with a special interest in upholding Christian beliefs. Boca Raton
  • Brandon Homeschool Cooperative (BHC) - Brandon Homeschool Cooperative (BHC) is a nonsectarian group of families that shares resources, ideas, and support for all methods of homeschooling in the Brandon area.
  • Cape Coral Home Educators - Cape Coral Home Educators is a social and support group for homeschooling families in Cape Coral and surrounding communities.We have weekly activities from field trips, to science fairs, to talent shows. Our activities generally take place on Thursday afternoons. CCHE is a Christ-centered group, but we welcome all faiths and beliefs.
  • CentralFloridaPreTeens-TeensHomeschoolers - This group is for (pre-teens and teens) homeschooling families age 11 and up living in Central Florida/Orlando mostly covering Seminole and Orange county but all are welcome. If you have younger children as well, you may join however, only your children that are 11 & up can participate. All activities, discussions, field trips, etc. will be geared toward this age group, middle to high school level. This is not a religious group, however all are welcome. The only requirement to join this group is that your child/children be at least 11 years old to participate. If you have younger homeschoolers as well & have issues with this policy, please do not join this group. Only membership requests by the parents or guardians of the homeschooling students will be considered/accepted, not by the student him/herself.
  • Christian Home Educators Association of Collier County (CHEACC)
  • Christian Homeschool Support of the Western Communities (CHS) - Our group has monthly parent meetings, seasonal parties, a co-op, field trips and so on.  Thank you very much for providing this resource.
  • Christian Homeschoolers In Pasco (CHIP)
  • Class Source - Offering homeschool support via guest speakers, social activities, classes, tutors, clubs, field trips, and group activities.  Class Source also hosts area wide Open House events for the Hillsborough County and Pasco Count areas, such as Tampa, Temple Terrace, Lutz, Land O' Lakes, and New Tampa homeschool groups.
  • Classical Conversations of East Florida - We are a group of homeschool parents who form communities throughout the state of Florida, Unitesd States, and abroad. We partner together to offer support and encouragement to homeschool all the way through highschool.
  • Encouragers Homeschool Group - We are a Co-op and support group located in Central Florida. We serve mainly Polk and Osceola County. We meet each Thursday from 9:45am to 12:30pm with a fellowship lunch following.
  • Flagler Christian Homeschoolers, FCH - We are a relaxed semi-structured Christian Homeschool support group dedicated first and foremost to quality education for our children in a family environment. We have a vision to support one another on our educational journey, and invite you to join us. Our support group leaders are available via email or phone. If you have suggestions or need a question answered please feel free to contact us. Membership Info
  • Florida Virtual School
    • 1. Personalized, one-on-one educational experience
      2. Committed and passionate teachers
      3. Building communication skills essential to the information economy
      4. Creating solid learning foundation for post-secondary education
      5. Offering flexibility and choice for over-scheduled students and families
      6.  A high quality, learning experience PROVIDED AT NO COST to Florida residents
    • Phone: 407-317-3326
  • Gainesville Homeschoolers - Yahoo listserv. Our group is a secular cooperative
  • Gulf Coast Christian Home Educators Association - Christian Homeschool Group serving Northwest Florida homeschool families
  • Gulfcoast Homeschool Association - southwest Florida
  • Heart and Home - Lee county
  • Heritage Homeschool Group - The  Heritage Homeschooling group has been formed to encourage and promote the effective training of our children.   Heritage is a non-denominational, Christ centered support group for home schooling parents in the East Orlando area.
  • Homeschool Cooperative Educating in Central Florida, Inc. HCECF - is an inclusive and eclectic group of home educating families in the Orlando area (basically Orange county, Seminole county and northeastern Lake County) working together since 2001 for weekly co-ops, science classes, fun educational fieldtrips, homeschool faires, BRICKschoolers lego and robotics programs, SECME team, PE and sports days including Presidential Fitness Testing, annual drum building campouts and H.E.A.R.T.S. homeschool community service volunteers program including administration of  Service Awards.
  • Homeschool Around Temple Terrace (HATT) -HATT is a social homeschool group for those in Temple Terrace and surrounding areas of Tampa, Hillsborough county, Thonotosassa, New Tampa, Lutz, Carrolwood, etc.
  • Homeschoolers of Miami Enrichment (H.O.M.E.) - Offering group and private classes for homeschooling families. Lessons in Foreign languages, Music, Art, Drama, Math, Dance, Science and more. Meets Tuesdays. Classes run during the school year in two 12 week semesters.
    • Calvary Chapel Miami Beach
      7141 Indian Creek
      Miami Beach, FL 33141
    • Phone: 786-597-7435
    • E-mail
  • Learning & Families - Home education with a decidedly Christian focus. Manatee/Sarasota
  • Lighthouse Homeschoolers - Lakeland
  • Mid-Florida Homeschoolers
  • NearHim Home Educators (NHE) - central Florida
    • Voice mail: (407-831-7146 ext. 3130)
  • North Brevard Home School Association
  • North Florida Homeschool Support - Support, encouragement, and networking opportunities for homeschoolers from the Panhandle to Jacksonville. Open to ALL families who home educate in the area.
  • Parents Association for Christian Enrichment (P.A.C.E.) - Miami
  • Parents Association for Teaching At Home, Inc. (PATH) - Miami/Dade
  • Parents Educating Children (PEC) - West Palm Beach
    • P.O. Box 15491 West Palm Beach, FL 33416
    • voicemail: (561) 798-1229
  • Pensacola LIFE Homeschool Support Group - We are an all-inclusive group that gets together to support each other in our homeschooling efforts. There is no cost to join our group. We meet at least once a month for play and discussions, and plan field trips and projects on other weeks of the month for those who are interested. We have children of all ages but we always need more teens!
  • Pinellas Christian Homeschool Sports - Pinellas Christian Homeschool Sports, Inc. is a Christian, non-profit organization that offers Florida High School Athletic Association sanctioned sports to all Jr. High and High School homeschoolers in Pinellas County, Florida
  • Pinellas Parent Educators Association
    • PO Box 60685 St. Petersburg, FL 33784-0685
    • automated line: 727-725-0512
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Home Educators - Orlando, FL - Our primary purpose as members of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Home Educators support group is to offer encouragement to one another - both spiritually and academically through various gatherings designed to strengthen each family's commitment to authentic Catholic home education.
  • South County Home Schoolers
  • Southwest Florida Homeschooling Families - A volunteer-based homeschooling support group serving the area of Southwest Florida, including Collier and Lee Counties.
  • Support Homeschool Activities Reaching Everyone (SHARE) - Serving Sarasota & Bradenton and the Tampa Bay area
  • T.O.R.C.H. - Teaching OuR Children from Home    We are excited to be starting a new and unique homeschool group! We offer all the fun and structure of a traditional group, such as field trips, service projects, Mom's night out, holiday parties, etc., but without all the "pressure" of having to attend every single event.     We are also a "Support Group" for people who are wanting to homeschool or are already doing so!
    • E-mail - Kelly, phone: 904-388-5980
    • E-mail - Angela, phone: 904-314-3274
  • Vine Ripe Kids - Vine Ripe Kids  (founded in 2006) is a homeschooling group providing local support to families in the East Orlando area.  We offer park days, field trips, Keepers at Home/ American Girl Club, Contenders of the Faith/ American Boy Club ,  educational activities (such as field trips, classes, special events) , and community ministry.  Our monthly Mom meetings include educational and spiritual support, as well as yummy food and fellowship.  We are a friendly bunch, growing together in Christ!
  • West Florida Home Education Support League
    • P.O. Box 11720 Pensacola, FL 32534-1720
    • Information Line: (850) 981-1222
    • E-mail: pres@wfhesl.org
  • Working Parents Homeschool Support Group - Margate - The WPHSG is designed to meet the needs of the working parent. Issues to be discussed will include time management, creative solutions to completing course work and building a support network. Board members include a certified guidance counselor who can provide transcripts, evaluations and educational guidance, as well as full-time, experienced homeschool moms to provide insight and expertise. We meet at Sunshine Learning Center, 1703 N. St. Rd. 7, Margate, FL 33093. Our meetings take place from 7:00-8:30pm. Membership is free this year, with the exception of $18.00 to join the FPEA, which is highly recommended.    

Umbrella Schools

  • Atrium School - Atrium School is an umbrella school serving home education families throughout Florida.  Families enrolled with Atrium have a choice of enrollment programs, may use their own curriculum, and receive as much or as little support and guidance as they desire.
  • Christian Institute of Arts & Sciences - A private school designed to provide a structured organization for Northwest Florida parents who want their children to have the benefits of home education with the advantage of enrollment in a private Christian school.  We offer curricula consultations, classes, tutoring, graduation, and much more!
  • Horizon Educational Systems
    • HES is open to committed homeschoolers across the state of Florida (with an interview process). A "Statement of Faith" must be signed only to indicated that it was "read and understood." (The founders of HES are Christians, as are most of its enrolled families.) HES is very inexpensive (as low as $50/family/school year), and is parent-directed. Curriculum and educational choices are made by the parents! HES requires two attendance forms and two evaluations or report cards, one of which may be a simple paragraph reviewing the schooling that has transpired for the first half of the school year. HES awards a high school diploma when 24 High School Credits have been earned.
    • Bradenton, Florida
    •  HorizonEdSys@cs.com
    • (941) 751-0700 for furtherquestions.
  • Jacksonville Homeschooling - Free homeschooling resources and low cost umbrella school
  • The Oaks Private School -The Oaks Private School provides you with academic, administrative and accountability covering, giving peace of mind while you educate your child in that wholesome and loving environment where learning is a natural part of everyday life, your home.
    • Phone: 1.866.798.TOPS
    • E-mail: tops@theoaksprivateschool.com
      1. Start any day of the week- total flexibility
      2. Self paced- no mandatory pace charts
      3. Pay for 1 class, or many- your choice
      4. Payment Plans
      5. Experienced dedicated teachers
      6. Live tutoring available
      7. Umbrella school, transcripts, grade validation, advisory services
  • the Ogburn School - a CITA/SACS accredited correspondence school
  • Wilford Woodruff Academy


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