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State Organizations and Local Support Groups

by Mary Ann Kelley

Florida Homeschool Organizations & Support Groups

Florida Homeschool Organizations

Florida Homeschooling 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.

Umbrella FVPS

UFVPS is a free K-12 virtual private school registered with the fldoe (8712) and is open to students statewide. We provide free resources for curriculum, diplomas, attendance records, student ID's, and guidance. Open enrollment year round. All faiths or no faith, welcome.

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.

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.

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.

SHEAF Homeschool Group High Springs

Catholic homeschoolers who get together for activities, fellowship, science and art fair, field trips, and support.

Classical Conversations Jacksonville NE Jacksonville

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

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.

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.

Growing Great Minds, (GGM) New Port Richey

Growing Great Moms and Minds is a Christian support group for stay at home moms, work at home moms, and home schooling families serving Pasco, Pinellas, and Hernando counties.

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

Homeschool Cooperative Educating in C FL is a Restricted Group with 50 members.Homeschool Cooperative Educating in C FL Orlando

Homeschool Cooperative Educating in Central Florida is an inclusive and eclectic group of home educating families in the Orlando area working together for weekly co-ops, science classes, lego teams, 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.

Orlando Home Educators Orlando

Where Education and Friendships Last a Lifetime!!!

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. egroups:

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.

Creative Homeschoolers Co-Op (of Greater Orlando) Winter Park

Creative and sensory friendly unschooling and homeschooling Moms in the Greater Orlando area. This co-op group is for fun, creative, Reggio and Montessori inspired, hands on play based learning activities, art in the park, STEAM/STEM, science, field trips, preschool, and we have tons of awesome homeschool clubs within our group!! Ages 2-17

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