Florida Homeschooling

Anyone new to homeschooling has questions. To help you navigate through the vast amounts of information about homeschooling, we've compiled the best resources, support, information, and ideas to help you make your decision to homeschool and to successfully home educate your children. Florida is full of resources that can help make homeschooling fun and enjoyable for every member of your family. Here are some common questions:

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Unlimited Learning
Unlimited Learning is a support group that focuses on unschooling in Florida.
Ravine Gardens State Park
A ravine was created over thousands of years by water flowing from the sandy ridges on the shore of the St. Johns River. In 1933, this ravine was transformed into a dramatic garden by the federal Works Progress Administration. Much of the original landscaping still exists as formal gardens and an extensive trail system. A 1.8-mile paved road winds around the ravine, offering motorists and bicyclists a view of the gardens.
Christ's Church Homeschoolers
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 som...
NearHim Home Educators
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.
River Rise Preserve State Park
The Santa Fe River goes underground in O'Leno State Park and reemerges over three miles away in River Rise State Park as a circular pool before resuming its journey to the Suwannee River. Surrounded by quiet woods and huge trees, anglers can spend a relaxing afternoon fishing on the river. Hiking and wildlife viewing is also a favorite pastimes for park visitors.
Florida State University Libraries
The libraries at Florida State University provide research and academic support to students and faculty of the university, as well as the community at large.
University of Tampa, Macdonald-Kelce Library
At present the Library houses over 275,000 volumes and hundreds of reference CDs containing volumes of information on various subjects. U.S. Government Documents, newspaper and magazine indexes, corporate annual reports are just some of the types of information that is available. Audiovisual equipment such as VCRs, digital cameras, slide projectors, film projectors and screens are available for circulation to the University Community.
Eden Gardens State Park
Stop in for a picnic along Tucker Bayou, stroll down our nature trail, or simply meander through the gardens. The focal point of this park is a beautifully renovated, two-story house with elegant white columns and wrap-around porch. Surrounded by moss-draped live oaks and ornamental gardens, the Wesley house inspires visions of hoop skirts and landed gentry. The park is part of the estate owned in the 1800s by the Wesleys, a wealthy Florida timber family. In 1963, Lois Maxon bought and renovated...
Sebastian Inlet State Park
The premier saltwater fishing spot on Florida's east coast, this park is a favorite for anglers nationwide for catching snook, redfish, bluefish, and Spanish mackerel from its jetties. Surfing is also a popular recreation and several major competitions are held here every year. Two museums provide a history of the area. The McLarty Treasure Museum features the history of the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet; the Sebastian Fishing Museum tells the history of the area's fishing industry. Three miles of...
Broward College University/College Library
The Library provides support services and research opportunities for the Broward College system.
Santa Rosa County Library System
6568 Caroline St., Ste. 101 Milton, FL 32570 Phone: 850-623-2043 On October 1, 2006, the Santa Rosa County Library System launched operations as an independent library system for the first time in its history. Libraries are located in Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton, and Navarre, and Pace.
Big Cypress National Preserve
The first National Preserve in the National Park System, Big Cypress has a mixture of pines, hardwoods, prairies, mangrove forests, cypress strands and domes. White-tailed deer, bear and Florida panther can be found here along with the more tropical linguus tree snail, royal palm and cigar orchid. This meeting place of temperate and tropical species is a hotbed of biological diversity. Hydrologically, the Preserve serves as a supply of fresh, clean water for the vital estuaries of the ten thousa...
Home Education Annual Evaluation Form
Sample home education annual evaluation form in pdf format.
Disney Youth Student Seminars
Enhance your at-home curriculum with in-park learning. Provide your students with a new out‐of‐the‐box challenge and propel their education to the next level with Disney Student Seminars at Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida. Gather with other homeschool families and explore science, storytelling and technology at a Walt Disney World® Resort theme park. Learn from leaders who offer insight on how knowledge brings our magical attractions to life. Complete your educational itinerary by enrolling...
Gulfport Public Library
5501 28th Avenue South Gulfport, FL 33707 Phone: 727-893-1074 The primary purpose of the Gulfport Public Library is to provide materials, information and services to meet the educational, recreational, cultural and social needs of our diverse community, to support lifelong learning and to enhance services through the sharing of resources with the larger library community.
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A school is a hopper into which children are heaved while they are still young and tender; therein they are pressed into certain standard shapes and covered from head to heels with official rubber-stamps.

H.L. Mencken