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Alternative Homeschool Educators
Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, Florida
Alternative Homeschool Educators is an all inclusive homeschool group serving Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Alternative Homeschool Educators of South Florida is a group of homeschoolers who believe in respect for all people regardless of homeschooling styles, race, age or religion. They offer an online discussion list that includes discussion on all styles of teaching (life learning, unschooling, school at home, eclectic), useful links, homeschool support from experienced parents, park days, field trips, educational co-ops and much more.
Brandon Homeschool Cooperative (BHC)
Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Florida
Brandon Homeschool Cooperative (BHC) is a fully inclusive group of families that shares resources, ideas, and support for all methods of homeschooling. There are currently over 50 member families. They have regular activities for children in a wide variety of ages, including park days, field trips, and subject sessions. Parents also enjoy the monthly Parent's Night Out, as well as sessions that provide information and support for homeschooling. Other activities and benefits include Scholastic book ordering, FPEA and SHEAF membership at the discounted group rate, free membership to LIFE of Florida, and special activities like Greek Olympic Day and cultural food sharing.
CHoSEN (Calvary HOmeSchool Educational Network)
Pinellas County, Florida
CHoSEN (Calvary HOmeSchool Educational Network) is a network composed of moms and educators who have a desire to reach out to the homeschooling community using their gifts and talents to help educate and encourage their students to be lifetime learners.
Christian Home Educators Fellowship of Florida (CHEFF)
CHEFF was founded in 2003. Their goal is to encourage one another as they endeavor to educate their children for the Lord's glory. The group has many different families, some of whom are just beginning their homeschool journey and others who are 2nd generation homeschoolers. They also offer a weekly co-op.
Christ's Church Homeschoolers
Duval County, Florida
Christ’s Church Homeschoolers is a faith-based group of homeschool families in Jacksonville, Florida. The group meets weekly from September through April and offers extra-curricular classes such as art, P.E., science, and many others for a total of twelve class days in both the fall and spring semesters. Many of these classes are taught co-op style by parents in the group, and parental involvement is a requirement of group membership. Occasional field trips, parties, and weekly park days are some of the other activities that group members enjoy. Quarterly service projects seek to involve families in reaching out to the needy in our community, with a favorite being an annual garage sale for charity. They also sponsor Mom’s Night Out events and bible studies to encourage spiritual growth and friendship development.
CrossPointe Co-op
CrossPointe Co-op is an academic based, Christian co-op, grades Kindergarten up to 12th. We offer nursery and preschool for our participating families.
Crusaders Christian Homeschool Group of Kissimmee
Osceola County, Orange County, Polk County, Florida
This group was established to provide a place where homeschool children could participate in gym activities, field trips, art programs, holiday parties, and playground time. Parents can receive homeschool support regarding curriculum through other homeschool parents or participate in activities, such as co-ops.
Family Treasures
Lee County, Florida
Family Treasures is a Christian homeschool support group and academic co-op working together to create Christ-centered opportunities for long-term fellowship and learning. Family Treasures Homeschoolers currently has members from the Lehigh Acres, Buckingham, Alva, Cape Coral, Gateway, and the Fort Myers areas. Family Treasures consists of two parts--the homeschool support group and an educational co-op. FT co-op meets in Lehigh Acres for three class hours and another hour of optional recreation. The co-op meets on Friday mornings with the last Friday of the month as a park or field trip day.
FL Scholars Homeschool Group
Mandarin area of Jacksonville, FL
FL SCHOLARS (Students Choosing Homeschool Opportunities for Learning and Resources) Homeschool Group, Inc. is an educational co-op meeting in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville, FL on Monday mornings September through April, for a total of 24 classes each year. Classes range from preschool activities on up through high school level computer programming, and everything in between. There is a mix of free classes taught by parents, and pay classes offered through outside instructors. Parental involvement is a requirement of group membership. Additionally, they offer field trips, parties, park days and Mom’s Night Out events. They offer special expertise and a desire to serve gifted children, from those moderately gifted to those profoundly gifted.
Grace Home Schoolers
Seminole County, Orange County, Lake County, Florida
Grace Home Schoolers, Inc. (GHS, Inc.) is a support group comprised mostly of Christian families in the Central Florida area who are educating their children at home. They offer various activities for students K5-12th grade. Some of the regular activities each year include weekly enrichment classes for elementary, middle, and high school students, educational fairs, Math Count Team, Presidential Physical Fitness participation, field trips, a published yearbook, a fine arts night, and a graduation ceremony.
Home Education After Righteous Teaching (HEART)
Marion County, Lake County, Citrus County, Suwannee County
This homeschool support group offers annual standardized testing, co-op, blubs, activities, Mom's Night Out, school pictures, awards and graduation program, a science fair, and much more.
Home Educators Network of Central Florida
Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County, Florida
Home Educators Network of Central Florida provides mentors to new homeschoolers, holds classes and co-ops including art, book club, history, science and foreign language. They also meet for social interaction, playdates and fun.
Home Educators' Network of Central Florida
Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County, Volusia County, Florida
Home Educators' Network of Central Florida is a homeschooling group in Central Florida (Orlando area). They provide mentors to new homeschoolers, hold classes and co-ops including art, book club, history, science and foreign language, and also meet for social interaction, playdates and fun.
Home's Cool Co-op
Dunedin, Pinellas County, Florida
Home's Cool Co-op is a small, family oriented, Christian co-op that offers low cost, quality classes for children in grades K-12.
Homeschool Cooperative Educating in Central Florida (HCECF)
Orange County, Seminole County, Lake County, Florida
Homeschool Cooperative Educating in Central Florida, HCECF, is an inclusive and eclectic group of home-educating families in the greater Orlando area (Orange, Seminole, and Lake Counties) working together since 2001 for weekly co-ops, science and history classes, book clubs, fun educational fieldtrips, homeschool faires, BRICKschoolers LEGO® and robotics programs, STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) - IT (internet technology) related programs, SECME teams, Science Olympiad team, Odyssey of the Mind 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 Volunteer Service Awards and many more educational and social opportunities.
Homeschool Cooperative Educating in Central Florida (HCECF)
Orange County, Seminole County, Lake County, Florida
Homeschool Cooperative Educating in Central Florida, HCECF, is an inclusive and eclectic group of home-educating families in the greater Orlando area (basically Orange County, Seminole County and Lake County) working together since 2001 for weekly co-ops, science and history classes, book clubs, fun educational fieldtrips, homeschool fairs, BRICKschoolers LEGO® and robotics programs, STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) - IT (internet technology) related programs, SECME teams, Science Olympiad team, Odyssey of the Mind 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 Volunteer Service Awards and many more educational and social opportunities.
Homeschool Family Support Group SWFL
Lee County, Florida
This homeschool group serves families in Lee County. They offer a 4-H club, academic fairs, a co-op, field trips, fun, and support.
Homeschoolers By The Sea
St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida
Homeschoolers by the Sea is a Christian-based homeschool co-op group serving the St. Augustine, Florida area. They offer a Christian atmosphere, co-op classes for children, educational field trips, parent support programs, an email loop, and Moms' nights out.
Homeschoolers of Miami Enrichment (HOME)
Dade County, Broward County, Florida
Homeschoolers of Miami Enrichment (H.O.M.E.) is a South Florida, non-profit, volunteer-based corporation, that provides a forum for conducting enrichment classes for all families that home educate their children, regardless of their race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, or educational handicap, in a family-oriented setting.
Lake County Homeschool Cooperative
Lake County, Florida
The focus of this group is to create a shared learning experience for grades pre-k through 3rd. LCHC operates primarily in south Lake County and offers a literature club, co-ops, field trips and other educational or social events. They welcome families from all walks of life regardless of political views,religious persuasion or beliefs.
LIFE of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida
LIFE of Central Florida (Orlando area) is an intentional community of homeschooling families. Their objective is to provide opportunities for members to network with like-minded families to create both large and small-group activities. The membership gathers together for cooperative and social reasons and welcomes families of all backgrounds. The group offers a variety of membership get-togethers, cooperatives, clubs, interest groups, demonstrations, camp outs, potlucks, workshops, planned tours, performances, and community service.
Love2Learn Home Education
Orange County, Seminole County, Florida
Love2Learn Home Education is a democratic, secular group of home schoolers in Seminole and eastern Orange counties. They offer co-ops, field trips, and holiday celebrations.
Mandarin Christian Homeschoolers
Mandarin Christian Homeschoolers exists to provide fellowship to families both within and outside of the church community who have chosen to educate their children at home. They accomplish this through park days, field trips, social events, and service projects. MCH also sponsors a Friday co-op of parent-led classes with a separate and limited membership.
Mid-Florida Homeschoolers
Orlando, Orange County, Florida
MFH is a support group for parents of homeschooled children in the Orlando-area. They offer weekly park dates, co-ops, field trips, and more. Most of the activities are targeted to children aged 4-13, but all are welcome.
NearHim Home Educators
Seminole County, Orange County, Lake County, Florida
NearHim Home Educators is 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. They offer activities, special events, fairs, co-op classes for Kindergarten through high school, field trips, and more.
Oasis Homeschool Co-op
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida
Oasis Homeschool Co-op is a ministry of Oasis Christian Academy. They provide a Christ centered cooperative learning and social experience by combining adult gifts and talents to meet the needs of older homeschooled students and an opportunity of growth and service to all who participate.
Orlando Home Educators (OHE)
Orange County, Florida
Orlando Home Educators is a vibrant co-op group for homeschool families to meet and plan group activities. This is a secular home school group serving families in central Florida (within easy driving distance of Orlando).
P.A.C.E. Homeschool
Volusia County, Seminole County, Florida
P.A.C.E. is a non legalistic Christian support group serving the Volusia and Seminole County area. They offer personal curriculum counseling, FPEA membership, field trips, book club, holiday events, moms nights, co-op, park days, book it, and just plain fun.
Parents Educating Children (PEC) Boynton Beach/Delray Beach Support Group
Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida
This support group offers park days, support, educational field trips, co-ops, nights out for mom, craft days, service projects and more.
Pinelands’ Enrichment Program
Miami, Dade County, Florida
Pinelands’ Enrichment Program is a ministry of Pinelands Presbyterian Church. This academic homeschooling co-op provides, within a Christian atmosphere, opportunities that homeschoolers would not ordinarily have, by pooling together the resources and talents of parents, churches and community.
Pompano Christian Homeschoolers
Broward County, Florida
Pompano Christian Homeschoolers is a Christian homeschool support group that strives to minister to one another in support, encouragement and fellowship. PCH is a group of about 50 families who homeschool our children in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. They offer monthly meetings and co-op classes. Events are offered at varous times for such things as Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, Science Fair, Historical Character Day, International Day, Curriculum Sales, Graduation/Promotion Night, Mom's Christmas Party, etc.
Praise Homeschoolers
Charlotte County, Desoto County, Florida
Praise Homeschoolers is a Christian based homeschool support group. Their purpose is to pray, rejoice, advise, inform, share and educate. They offer monthly meetings and a co-op.
R.O.C. "Relying on Christ" Homeschool Co-op
R.O.C. is a nonprofit homeschool co-op formed to support parents in their endeavor to home educate their children through support by offering weekly class options, monthly group meetings, Mom’s night out, Dad’s breakfast, field trips and more. Tuesday School is a one day a week cooperative program at the heart of Relying on Christ Homeschool Coop. They meet for classes during two sessions each year: fall and spring. Each session runs about eight to ten weeks.
River City Homeschool Adventures
RCHA is different from other area groups, intentionally. They endeavor to provide a Christ centered, balanced, and varied curriculum to the families who join their community. They are founded on the philosophy of British educator Charlotte Mason, whose model reflects the idea that children are individuals - persons who respond in unique ways to living ideas.
Sancta Familia Academy
1204 N. Harbor City Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32935
Phone: 321-259-6464

Sancta Familia Academy is a private school, organized as a Florida non-profit corporation and listed with the Florida Department of Education. The founders of SFA are Catholic parents who have educated their children at home. They offer a cottage school program, umbrella program, co-operative program, and an independent study program.
Sarasota Area Homeschoolers
Sarasota, Florida
Sarasota Area Homeschoolers is an all inclusive group of homeschoolers in the Sarasota, Florida area. They have families from Port Charlotte to Bradenton. The purpose of the group is to grow and learn together regardless of race, religious affiliation, lifestyle or teaching method. They offer co-ops, field trips, parties, support meetings, mom’s night out and much more.
SDG Creative Pursuits
This is a small fellowship of families working together to share a love of the Creator with their children by instilling a love for and appreciation of art, poetry, nature, and music. They currently serve children in the elementary years. The teaching style is eclectic; however, curriculum choices and teaching approaches are primarily influenced by Charlotte Mason and Classical Christian models.
South Broward Homeschool Group
Broward County, Florida
South Broward Homeschool Group is located in Broward County, Florida. This is an inclusive support group of families that have chosen to educate their children at home. This group offers an online discussion list, experienced support, field trips, social events, co-op classes and much more.
St. Pete Co-operative Homeschoolers
St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida
The St. Pete Co-operative Homeschoolers are a secular, open-minded community of homeschooling families in the Tampa Bay area.
Summit Homeschool Co-op
Their purpose is to provide a Christ centered cooperative learning and social experience by combining adult gifts and talents to meet the needs of older homeschooled students, thus providing an opportunity for growth and service to all who participate.
The Vine Homeschooling Co-op
Jacksonville, Duval County, Baker County, Nassau County, Florida
This is a group of Christian homeschooling families that use each other's talents and gifts to teach each other's children.
THINK Tampa Homeschoolers Instructing & Nurturing Kids
Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Pinellas County
THINK is a co-op for homeschool families. It is an inclusive group, which means that they are open to all homeschooling families. They provide group fun and learning opportunities for homeschool students and families.
Trinity Homeschooling Association
Clay County, Alachua County, Bradford County, Putnam County, Florida
Trinity Homeschooling Association is a group of Christian homeschooling families in northeast Florida. We live in Keystone Heights, Grandin, Starke, Melrose, Interlachen, Hampton and Hawthorne which are located in Clay, Alachua, Bradford and Putnam counties. Each year moms meet in early August to decide what activities will best meet the needs of the families in the group for the upcoming school year. Activities are based on the ages, numbers, and interests of the children as well as the talents and connections of the parents. Therefore, the group changes from year to year, growing with the students.
Willow Creek Home Educators
Seminole County, Orange County, Florida
WCHE is a ministry of Willow Creek Church, PCA, operating as a home school support group. They have many activities planned throughout the year, including field trips, events and clubs for all ages, as well as two 8-week co-op class sessions (fall and spring).
Zero Gravity
Dunedin, Pinellas County, Florida
Zero Gravity is an outreach to the teens of Home's Cool Co-op.

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American Montessori Homeschoolers Co-op
A forum for communication for organized or established co-op's and individuals interested in organizing a Montessori Homeschool Co-op. Established Co-op's can share ideas and those interested in creating a co-op can get valuable advice and information.
Homeschool Co-operatives and Support Groups
Little Bears Family Homeschool
A discussion of the advantages and potential problems of participating and running a co-op. Written from the perspective of a UK homeschooling parent.
Starting a Homeschool Cooperative
Marsha Ransom
Many homeschoolers have found that involvement with a homeschool cooperative enhances their homeschooling experience. Some children thrive with the small group experience, so enrolling them in some group activities and classes will nurture that need. Keeping classes and activities small enables families to reap the benefits of the classroom setting with none of the drawbacks. Volunteers can serve as helpers and aides, keeping the ratio of student to adult low, as recommended by educational research. This article discusses some tips for starting a homeschool cooperative.
Starting a Homeschool Co-Operative Overseas
Lori Younker and Katie Thompson
Includes tips and ideas for starting a formal co-operative learning environment for the special situation of overseas living.
The Story of Two Desperate, Burned Out, Homeschool Moms
Robyn Bray
Robin Bray shares the story of innovation and creativity in approaching homeschooling burn out, and how these creative ideas led to the creation of a co-op.

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