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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Hillsborough River State Park
Opened in 1938 as one of Florida´s first state parks, this park is divided by the swiftly flowing Hillsborough River. Fort Foster, a replica of an 1837 fort from the Second Seminole War, is located on the park grounds, adjacent to the river. Fort tours are offered on weekends or with a reservation. The river provides opportunities for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking; a canoe/kayak launch is available on the river. Canoes can be rented at the park´s concession, which also provides food, beverages...
Bald Point State Park
Some of the most picturesque scenic areas along north Florida´s Gulf Coast can be found at this park. Located on Alligator Point where Ochlockonee Bay meets Apalachee Bay, Bald Point offers a multitude of land and water activities. Coastal marshes, pine flatwoods, and oak thickets foster a diversity of biological communities that make the park a popular destination for birding and wildlife viewing. Every fall, bald eagles, other migrating raptors, and monarch butterflies are commonly sighted as ...
Florida-homeschool
A Christian homeschooling list for Floridians, where parents can discuss exciting and unique ways to homeschool their kids.
Ponce de Leon Springs State Park
This beautiful spring is named for Juan Ponce de León, who led the first Spanish expedition to Florida in 1513-as legend has it-in search of the "fountain of youth." Visitors might well regain their youth by taking a dip in the cool, clear waters of Ponce de Leon Springs where the water temperature remains a constant 68 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. The main spring is a convergence of two underground water flows, and produces 14 million gallons of water daily. Visitors can take a leisurely walk...
St. Thomas University Library
The University Library is a resource center where learning is experienced in solitude, in connection, in community. It serves as the University’s source of support and instruction in research and information literacy. Moreover, it partners with local, regional and international organizations to provide quality services, and to link the University with the Archdiocese and the larger community of learners. University faculty and library staff work together to develop and maintain a curricular-and-...
The Homeschooler's Friend (THF)
The Homeschooler's Friend (THF) is a homeschool support organization open to all homeschoolers in Bay County, FL and the surrounding areas. THF offers the unique opportunity of belonging to a group where each member shares benefits including monthly newsletters, support meetings, field trips, park days, classes, and more.
Dunns Creek
Located south of a sharp bend in the St. Johns River, this is one of the newest additions to the state park system. The park's natural communities include sandhills, covered with longleaf pines and wiregrass, and sand pine scrub. These communities protect several endangered and threatened species, such as the gopher tortoise, as well as a variety of other native animals.
Indian River Home School Association
The Indian River Home School Association serves home educating families in Indian River, St. Lucie, and Brevard counties.
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is a 2,180-mile footpath along the ridgecrests and across the major valleys of the Appalachian Mountains from Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in northern Georgia. It traverses the scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild, and culturally resonant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Conceived in 1921, it was built by private citizens and completed in 1937. The trail traverses Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsyl...
Clay Virtual Academy
Clay Virtual Academy (CVA) is a K-12 public school providing elementary, middle, and high school academic programs to Florida residents for FREE. All of the courses are fully on-line and meet Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. As a Clay County District School, Clay Virtual Academy is a SACS accredited diploma granting institution. All Clay Virtual Academy courses are taught by Instructors who are Florida certified in their fields. Teachers regularly communicate with students and parents v...
Grace Home Schoolers
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 graduatio...
Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park and Cultural Center
Consists of the Indian Temple Mound Museum, Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, and the Garnier Post Office Museum. Together these three museums form a cultural center which presents the history of the Fort Walton Beach area from prehistoric times, some 12,000 years ago, the first school in 1912, and through the close of the post office in the 1950s. It is the purpose of these museums to preserve and hold their collections in trust for humankind. The Museum Division uses its collection to educate, f...
Home Schoolers on the Ridge
Home Schoolers on the Ridge is a group of families who started meeting in 1986. They are a Christian based, but not Christian exclusive, organization. Membership is open to any home schooling family regardless of race, creed, religion, or national origin. They provide moral support and encouragement to homeschooling parents, social and educational opportunitites, field trips, and other special activities.
International Community School
1021 N. New York Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789 Phone: 407-645-2343 International Community School’s Private School Covering program is offered to those who choose to home school one or more of their children full time (with no group classes). Parents develop the entire home school environment by choosing all curriculum and writing lesson plans, but still receive traditional school benefits including support services, academic counseling, participation in sports programs and extracurricular a...
Sonshine Christian Academy
Sonshine Christian Academy is a parent run group of homeschooling families in Martin and St. Lucie counties in Florida. They offer families a variety of opportunities for community and fellowship to enhance the education of both parents and children. This support organization offers support and assistance to parents educating their children at home, along with other activities for thi children.
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The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook
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