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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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...
Nassau County Public Library System
The Nassau County Public Library System serves residents with branches in Fernandina Beach, Yulee, Callahan, Hilliard, and Bryceville.
Dixie County School Board
Contact and other information for the Dixie County School Board.
Lake Griffin State Park
Located within an hour of central Florida attractions and theme parks, this park is home to one of the state's largest live oak trees. A short trail near the park entrance takes visitors to the mammoth oak tree. A canal connects the park to Lake Griffin, the eighth largest lake in Florida, where visitors can enjoy boating and canoeing, as well as fishing. Anglers will find plenty of largemouth bass, bluegill, speckled perch, and catfish. Visitors can observe the park's wildlife while picnicking ...
Champion Preparatory Academy
1935 S. Orange Blossom Trail Apopka, FL 32714 Phone: 407-788-0018 Champion Preparatory Academy was founded in 1995 to meet the needs of the growing number of families pursuing non-traditional educational programs. They offer college preparatory academics, remedial and customized academics, and online learning. There are several other activities, programs, and classes for homeschooled students.
Dunedin Public Library
223 Douglas Avenue Dunedin Florida 34698 Phone: 727-298-3080 Founded in 1895, the Dunedin Public Library is the oldest library in Pinellas County. Today the Library occupies a 38,000 sq. ft. building opened in October 1996, and provides an extensive variety of services and programs. Open seven days a week, the Library has an outstanding collection of print and non-print materials and offers a variety of services and programs for all ages that educate, entertain, and inform. Check out a n...
Safety Harbor Public Library
101 Second Street North Safety Harbor, FL 34695 Phone: 727-724-1525 The mission of the Safety Harbor Public Library is based upon recognition of a diverse population including the cultural, educational and physical aspects of a growing community together with that of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative. To that end, the Library endeavors to provide materials in a variety of formats and viewpoints, programs for all ages and information services utilizing the technology of the 21st centu...
Peña-Peck House
The Peña-Peck House was constructed around 1750 by order of the King of Spain to be the residence of his royal Treasurer, Juan Esteban de Peña. The Peña-Peck House sits on St. George Street at the heart of the historic district. Built of native coquina stone, it is the finest surviving First Spanish Period home in the city. Today the loggias and the first floor remain little changed. Today, Exchange volunteer guides conduct visitors throughout the house filled with Peck furnishings including pri...
Central Christian Academy
P.O. Box 6000 Winter Park, FL 32793-6000 Phone: 407-332-6988 Central Christian Academy was established in 1990. They function as a private Christian school, assisting those who are involved in teaching their children from 1st through 12th grades. Their stated purpose is to provide parents with the structured organization and accountability of a school while they enjoy the benefits of teaching their children at home.
Brevard Homeschool
Brevard Homeschool, an active group of homeschooling parents in Brevard County, Florida, offers friendship; support and encouragement; field trips; and book club ordering.
North Miami Public Library
835 Northeast 132nd Street North Miami, FL 33161 Phone: 305-891-5535 North Miami Public Library’s mission is to serve the entirety of North Miami’s diverse community through the provision of appropriate collections, technology and services in an atmosphere that is comfortable, relaxing, nurturing and accessible. The Library and its knowledgeable, skilled, friendly and helpful Staff are committed to fostering independent lifelong learning, personal growth and development, intellectual stimul...
Alachua County Library District
401 E. University Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601 Phone: 352-334-3900 Alachua County is located in north central Florida almost midway between the Atlantic and gulf Coasts, approximately 145 miles southeast of the state capital of Tallahassee. The Alachua County Library District provides public library service to a county-wide population of approximately 190,655. It offers residents access to materials in a variety of formats, assistance and instruction in using Library resources, information ...
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park
The virgin tropical hardwood hammock that thrives on this island was once common on most of Florida's Upper Keys; most of these forests have been lost to development on other islands. In 1919, William J. Matheson, a wealthy Miami chemist, bought this tiny island and built a caretaker's home with a windmill for electricity and a cistern for rainwater. Today, his hideaway is the visitor center for this island forest. Ranger-guided tours are given twice daily, Thursday through Monday. The park is a...
Why Join? How Can a Support Group Help Me?
The FPEA helps safeguard your legal right to homeschool by keeping its finger on the pulse of what’s happening in Tallahassee and Washington. The FPEA partners with the Home Education Foundation (a full-time lobbyist) and the Home School Legal Defense Association. The annual FPEA Day at the Capitol shows legislators that homeschoolers have a united voice.
Whetstone Chocolate
Located in St. Augustine, Floriday, Whetston offers a free, self-guided tour. Enjoy a free sample of their famous milk chocolate shell. Start your tour with a close-up look at the technology of modern candy making in the video theatre. Then take a walk through the inside of the factory where you'll get to see the Molding Plant, which makes up to 500 pieces a minute; the Packing Room, where each chocolate is carefully hand packed; and the Specialty Room, where their confectionary creations take f...
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The agenda of public schooling has been, for the entire twentieth century, to remove the power of people to think for themselves.

John Taylor Gatto