Homeschooling in Florida:

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State Organizations and Local Support Groups

by Mary Ann Kelley

Florida Homeschool Organizations

Florida Homeschooling

Florida-homeschooling.org exists to provide support to Florida homeschooling families regardless of race, religion, or teaching style.

Florida Parent Educators Association

We are an association of thousands of families in the state of Florida who educate our own children. This site is dedicated to assisting our members to ensure the highest quality of education, and to provide help and information to to other families who are considering homeschooing.

Home Resources & Education, Inc

H.E.R.I. is a volunteer organization, of almost 800 families serving homeschoolers in the northeast Florida region. Essentially, we are a support group of other smaller support groups, home-based private schools and individuals, and as such offer unlimited opportunities for serving and encouraging one another.

Allendale Academy

Allendale Academy is a Homeschool Umbrella Virtual Private School registered with the Florida Department of Education (FL ID 523109). Allendale Academy provides Transcripts, Diplomas, College and Scholarship application assistance, Record Keeping, Guidance Counseling and Curriculum/Scope and sequence recommendations.

Florida Homeschool Support Groups

Brevard Homeschool Brevard County

An active group of homeschooling parents offering friendship; support and encouragement; field trips; and book club ordering. We welcome ALL homeschoolers, regardless of religious or other affiliation. Membership is FREE.

The Homeschool Link Brevard County

Your Link to homeschooling in Brevard County and the State of Florida.

Grace Homeschool Support Group Brooksville

We are a homeschool support group ministry that is hosted by Grace World Outreach Church in Brooksville, Florida. It is the goal of GRACE Homeschool Support Group to give our children the opportunity to interact with other Christian home schooled children. We will offer educational support through group events and a weekly co-op program. You may be a part of the support group without joining the co-op program.

Broward Homeschool Parent Support Group Broward County

The purpose of the Broward County Homeschool Parent Support Group (the PSG) is to encourage our membership of approximately 400 families to grow and thrive in their respective homeschool environments. We take great strides to help facilitate our members success by providing information and support services while upholding the philosophies of the PSG (which are founded upon traditional Biblical Judeo-Christian values as defined by the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Scriptures).

Gulfcoast Homeschool Association Cape Coral

GCHSA, a non-denominational support group in SW Florida for all families who choose homeschooling. We celebrate diversity and welcome others regardless of individual differences. We work together to provide our children with a variety of fun and exciting learning experiences.

Disney Schooling Orlando Central Florida

This group is designed to help homeschoolers who love to explore the educational opportunities available at Walt Disney World a place to share ideas, plan visits to the parks, socialize and learn together.

Charlotte Harbor Org. of Ind. Child Ed. Charlotte County

Homeschool discussion for families.

Christian Home Educators Association of Collier County Collier County

The purpose of CHEACC is to provide information, support and encouragement to local Christian homeschool families. We encourage all members to initiate and coordinate activities that would enhance each other's homeschooling efforts.

Vitarete Academy Florida

Vitarete Academy is a non-traditional K-12 private school registered with the Florida Department of Education. Also known as an umbrella school, Vitarete Academy’s goal is to help give homeschooling families throughout the State of Florida the freedom and encouragement to choose the best educational options for their child while benefitting from the many professional services that come from enrolling in an umbrella school.

Southwest Florida Homeschooling Families Ft. Myers and surrounding areas

We welcome all homeschooling families, regardless of religious beliefs, educational philosophy, or curriculum method. We have founded this group in the hopes that homeschooling families in SW Florida will feel welcome and encouraged by our support. We are not a leadership-based group run by rigid bylaws. We are all volunteers. We believe this system will enable members to concentrate more fully on their families and give attention to the important matters of homeschooling rather than the politics of a group. We will meet for field trips and association to help support and encourage one another and our children.

Titus 2 Homeschoolers Gainesville

This is a F.P.E.A. recognized support group of Christian families with the weekly e-mail newsletter of area events, meetings, and opportunities.

Nature Coast LIFE Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties

An inclusive group welcoming homeschoolers regardless of race, religion (or lack of), lifestyle, or educational philosophy. We believe there are as many different ways of homeschooling as there are homeschoolers.... That we all want the best for our children,that regardless of the path we chose we are richer for the company of each other on the Journey.

Brandon Homeschool Cooperative (BHC) Hillsborough

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.

Classical Conversations Jacksonville NE Jacksonville

A Classical Conversations communities group serving Atlantic Beach, Jax Beach, Fernandina Beach, Eastside, Ponte Vedra, and North Jacksonville communities

Jacksonville Home School Kids Jacksonville

This group is based in Jacksonville, Florida. All grade levels are welcome, but at this time we are focused more on Kindergarten through Early Middle School. We are an open minded group, who would love to have you join us!

H.E.R.I. Jacksonville

H.E.R.I. (Home Educational Resources and Information) is a volunteer organization, of almost 800 families serving homeschoolers in the northeast Florida region. A support group of other smaller support groups, home-based private schools and individuals, and as such offer unlimited opportunities for serving and encouraging one another.

T.O.R.C.H Homeschool Group Jacksonville

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!

Heart and Home Homeschoolers Lee County

A Christian homeschooling support group serving Lee County, Flordia.

Chipola Home Educators Marianna

Homeschool support serving Jackson County.

Christian Home Educators Association of Marion County Marion County

A Christian support group offering: acitivies, opportunities, fellowship, support, and encouragement for homeschooling families

Alternative Homeschool Educators Miami, Broward, Palm Beach areas

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.

North Florida Homeschool Support Group North Central Florida

North Florida Homeschool, a group of homeschooling parents in North Central, Florida, offers friendship; support and encouragement; and buying and selling of curricula.

Ocala Homeschooling Ocala

This group is for homeschoolers, or those interested in becoming one, who live in Ocala Florida and the surrounding areas. We welcome all homeschoolers, regardless of the method used.

Gulf Coast Christian Home Educators Association Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton counties

Christian Homeschool Group serving homeschool families in Northwest Florida

Orlando Home Educators Orlando

Where Education and Friendships Last a Lifetime!!!

Walt Disney World Homeschooling Families Orlando

Our members are always interested in the educational experiences that we can have at Walt Disney World in Florida. In this group, we can share the educational experiences, ideas and resources that we notice there, and even ideas for pre-trip and follow-up activities at home. Sharing appropriately related websites, links, and resources will be appreciated. Members can post details about when they will be attending and invite others to join them.

NearHim Home Educators Orlando (Northern Suburbs)

A Christian homeschool support group which exists to support and encourage families whom God has called to the task of teaching their children at home. It is the desire of NHE to be a model of Christ's love and to serve the families of both NHE and the greater homeschooling community.

Mid-Florida Homeschoolers (MFH) Orlando and surrounding areas

Central Florida's Homeschool Resource!Mid-Florida Homeschoolers is an inclusive support group for homeschooling parents in the Orlando area. We accept all residents who currently homeschool or are considering homeschooling regardless of religious persuasion or beliefs. Our purpose is to support local homeschooling families, disseminate information to the public and foster positive attitudes about home education in the general public. By using the word inclusive we TRULY mean everyone! egroups:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/midflhomeschoolers/

Homeschool Cooperative Educating in Central Florida Orlando area, Orange, Seminole and eastern Lake Counties

Homeschool Cooperative of East Central Florida is an inclusive and eclectic group of home educating families in the Orlando area (basically Orange county, Seminole county and eastern Lake County) working together for weekly co-ops, fun educational fieldtrips, sports/pe days, etc for a diverse age group while maintaining and supporting the individual valuable educational choices each family has made.

Parents Educating Children Palm Beach County

PEC was created out of a need for homeschooling parents to come together to offer each other support and to share information on different aspects of home education. The purpose of PEC is to support and encourage its member families who are engaged in a home education program, as well as those considering home schooling as an academic option. Our philosophy is founded on traditional, Biblical, Judeo-Christian values. Membership is open to all who are engaged in a home education program and pay annual dues.

Christian Homeschool Support Palm Beach County

CHS has been established to provide support, encouragement, social opportunities, and information related to home education for its members. We offer monthly field trips, fellowship opportunities, monthly park days, FPEA membership, family care & prayer support. The CHS organization and all of its activities and publications will consistently and forthrightly honor the Lord God.

Homeschooling South Florida Palm Beach, Broward and Dade Counties

Homeschooling South Florida is a Yahoo Group designed for homeschooling kids (and their moms/dads) from the Palm Beaches, Broward County, and Dade County. Members on this board are open to discuss homeschooling issues such as curriculum selection, unschooling, the pros and cons (when mom/dad becomes overwhelmed), offer advice to new homeschoolers and share articles found concerning homeschooling issues.

Fellowship of Christian Teaching Homes (FCTH) Panama City and Bay county area

Our mission is to support and assist parents in their God-appointed responsibility of training (which includes educating) their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. It is our express desire and intent that as a result of our efforts, the Lord Jesus Christ is honored and exalted in our families, home schools, and community. Some of the benefits of membership are Fellowship, Mom's Night Out (MNO), Father's Night Out (FNO), Co-op, classes, Park Days, Beach Days, Field Trips, e-Loop Used Curriculum Sale, e-Loop chat line, "offloop", e-News Updates, Promotion/Performance/Project/Pizza Night and Legal Updates

Bay Homeschools Panama City, Bay County

Bay Homeschools is here to provide help, information, and opportunities to homeschool families in the Panama City, Bay County, Florida area. We hope to provide helpful information on our site to enhance your homeschooling experience. Visit the Calendar page to see what's happening in the area.

Pasco Christian Homeschooling Association Pasco County

PCHA is a non-denominational Christian support group for homeschooling families in Pasco County. Members enjoy educational support, spiritual support and fellowship. Group provides informational monthly meetings, with yearly, monthly and weekly activities to choose from. The Association has a Christian emphasis which includes a Statement of Faith.

Pasco Florida Homeschool Fun in the Sun Pasco County

Homeschooling can be fun and successful with your online buddies cheering you on and supporting your best effort to educate your children in whatever manner you feel suits your needs. Ask questions and share ideas. Connect with other homeschoolers in Pasco County. We welcome anyone with an interest in homeschooling.

Help for Pasco Florida Homeschoolers Pasco County

This is an all-inclusive chatting homeschool group for families in Pasco County, Florida. We're here to share our homeschooling experiences with the "newbie" that may be having some questions, concerns or doubts about their homeschooling journey; and we're happy to have veteran homeschoolers here to share their wisdom with others.

Pensacola L.I.F.E. Homeschool Association Pensacola

Support group to homeschool families and groups in NW Florida and SW Alabama. Offers support groups, workshops, classes, fundraisers, etc.

St.Pete Co-operative Homeschoolers Pinellas County

We are a secular, open-minded community of homeschooling families in the Tampa Bay Area. We strive for tolerance, respect and friendship for our children and ourselves. We are supportive of AP parenting and natural family living, and welcome families of all faiths and cultures.

Homeschool Alternatives Pinellas county and surrounding area

The World is our Classroom. We are an ever-growing group of families who come together for socialization, ideas and support. We offer opportunities for homeschooling families,regardless of political, religious or educational beliefs. Our common goal is our children's educational future.

M.O.M's - (Mom's On A Mission) Homeschool Group Quincy/Tallahassee

M.O.M's exists to do just that: we offer many opportunities to assist you in your efforts to educate your children, and on a personal level, we are here to encourage you on a bad day, offer support when you need it, laugh with you over a homeschool moment or share feedback on a curriculum choice.

Learning and Families Sarasota

Learning and Families is a South Florida Home Education Support group located in the Sarasota/Bradenton, SW Florida area. LAF provides a wide array of benefits to members including website access and communication, special events throughout the year, small groups to fit homeschoolers of every age, parent meetings to equip and encourage you in your role as a home educating parent.

South County Home Schoolers South County

SCHS exists to provide support to homeschooling families regardless of race, religion, or teaching style. We seek to honor and respect the diversity that exists in the homeschool community, while working to strengthen our common bond.

South Pasco Florida Homeschoolers South Pasco

This is an all-inclusive chatting group for for the discussion of homeschooling information, curriculums, activities, events, homeschool evaluations, and homeschooling support. One function of the group is a calendar/bulletin board and play group or meet up group for activities/events throughout the county; also to help homeschoolers, new homeschoolers and relocated homeschoolers find support groups in their area and strengthen homeschooling support.

League of Observant Jewish Homeschoolers Statewide

LOJH is a not-for-profit league of families designed to satisfy the growing demand for Orthodox Jewish Homeschooling. Although our resources should be helpful to Jewish educators everywhere. LOJH is looking to team up with observant, Jewish families that are committed to homeschooling their children.

LIFE of Florida Statewide

LIFE of Florida is Florida's statewide homeschool support and networking chapter of Learning is for Everyone, Inc. LIFE welcomes everyone of all races, ethnicities, religions, family compositions, sexual orientations, learning and life styles, abilities and disabilities,and asks only that rules of civility, kindness and compassion be honored by all, for all.

Allendale Academy Statewide

Allendale Academy is a Homeschool Umbrella Virtual Private School registered with the Florida Department of Education (FL ID 523109). Allendale Academy provides Transcripts, Diplomas, College and Scholarship application assistance, Record Keeping, Guidance Counseling and Curriculum/Scope and sequence recommendations.

Learning Is For Everyone of Tampa Tampa and Hillsborough county area

LIFE is a collaborative, alternative learning group that believes Learning Is For Everyone, and should be a rich and satisfying experience that creates a never-ending desire to learn more! LIFE welcomes everyone, of all races, ethnicities, religions, family compositions, sexual orientations, diets, learning styles, abilities and disabilities, and asks only that rules of civility, kindness and compassion be honored by all, for all.Our webpage and online discussion group serve as an announcement and resource list for the Odessa Trailblazers Camp Fire Family Club, science programs and other activities and events. Email LIFE Info with questions or suggestions. mailto:pubmail@tampabay.rr.com egroups:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/L_I_F_E/

P.A.C.E. Parents Advancing Christian Education Volusia, Seminole & Flaglert counties

P.A.C.E. is a non legalistic christian support group offering fpea,co-ops,field trips,etc.

West Florida Home Education Support League (WFHESL) West Florida

WFHESL members help organize a wide variety of activities and events that are announced to members in the monthly newsletter. WFHESL is a Christ-centered, family oriented, volunteer organization established by homeschooling fathers and mothers desiring to help, support, and encourage homeschoolers in Northwest Florida, according to Biblical principles. mailto:pres@wfhesl.org

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