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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De Soto National Memorial
in May of 1539, Hernando de Soto and an army of over 600 soldiers splashed ashore in the Tampa Bay area. They arrived in nine ships laden with supplies: two hundred and twenty horses, a herd of pigs, a pack of vicious war dogs, cannon, matchlock muskets, armor, tools and rations. It was everything they would need to execute the order of King Charles V: sail to La Florida and "conquer, populate and pacify" the land. But this expedition would never yield the gold and treasure these men so desperat...
Wakulla County Public Library
4330 Crawfordville Hwy Crawfordville, FL 32326 Phone: 850-926-7415 The Wakulla County Public Library in Crawfordville offers a reading resources, computer classes, children's services, and special events for residents of Wakulla County.
School District of Clay County Homeschool Packet (pdf)
In this packet, you'll find information about Florida Statutes relating to homeschooling, plus sample intent to establish a home education program form.
Indian Key Historic State Park
In 1836, Indian Key became the first county seat for Dade County. At that time, this tiny island was the site of a lucrative business-salvaging cargo from shipwrecks in the Florida Keys. Accessible only by canoe or kayak, visitors come here to swim, sunbathe, and hike. Fishing is also a popular activity.
Four Corners Homeschool Network
Four Corners Homeschool Network is a group of Florida parent-teachers, in the Polk, Osceola, Orange and Lake county areas. They offer social activities, including field trips, classes, extracurricular activities, and participation in sports organizations.
Lighthouse Homeschoolers, Inc.
Lighthouse Homeschoolers, Inc. is a Florida Not-for-Profit Corporation based in Lakeland, Florida. It operates as a cooperative group of homeschooling parents and children and provides support to interested homeschoolers throughout Polk County. They are Christian-based but not Christian-exclusive. Their purpose is to encourage family members in their homeschooling efforts by providing information, socialization, fellowship, and support.
Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park
U.S. Air Force Colonel Fred Gannon was instrumental in transforming this site from a bombing practice range during World War II to a picturesque state park. The property now preserves beautiful oldgrowth long leaf pine trees, several over 300 years old, that once dominated this area of Florida. Rocky Bayou, the main feature of the park, is the trailing arm of Choctawhatchee Bay and is popular for boating and fishing. Puddin Head Lake, at the center of the park, is a great spot for freshwater fi...
Liberty Bell Memorial Museum
Visit the Liberty Bell Memorial Museum in sunny Melbourne, FL when you are visiting Florida's Space Coast and ring a full-sized replica of the Liberty Bell. The Liberty Bell Memorial Museum serves as the anchor for Honor America's focus on education. Entry to the Museum includes the Rotunda of American History, the replica of the Liberty Bell, and Freedom Hall with displays of artifacts, photos, uniforms, weapons and models representing the various time periods of America's wars.
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...
Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse
Visited by over 120,000 people each year, the Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1998, making it one of only 10 lighthouses with this designation. The lighthouse tower and museum are located 12 miles south of Daytona Beach and are open to the public year round. The Ponce Inlet Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Florida and one of the tallest lighthouses in the nation. Visitors who climb the 175-foot-tall lighthouse tower are treated to a magnifi...
Palm Beach Homeschool Moms
Palm Beach Homeschool Moms is an active, inclusive and social support group for homeschooling mothers of school-age children. All members are encouraged to plan and participate in many fun and enriching activities including playdates, field trips, study sessions and more.
Indian River Home School Association
The Indian River Home School Association serves home educating families in Indian River, St. Lucie, and Brevard counties.
Tampa Area Home Ed
A list for Christian home educators in the Tampa, FL area.
Home Education Organization Providing Encouragement (HOPE)
Home Education Organization Providing Encouragement (HOPE) is a group of Christian home educating families in North Broward and South Palm Beach Counties that are seeking to support and encourage one another through their homeschooling years.
Brevard Community College Library
The Library offers support services to students at Brevard Community College. There are locations in Cocao, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Titusville, and a virtual location.
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First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind
Includes scripted lessons and lovely illustrations to offer encouragement and understanding to children in grammar, copywork, narration, picture study, and other classical technique. These lessons will help develop the student's language ability and ...
Considering God's Creation
Life science truly comes alive with this 270-page lap-book style notebook for 2nd-7th graders. A Charlotte Mason type discovery approach is easily implemented with creative activities, music and topical Bible studies, making this program a perfect ch...
The Living Page: Keeping Notebooks with Charlotte Mason
Charlotte Mason believed that children need to be trained to see, to have their eyes opened, in order to find joy in life. This work explains the value of using the method of writing in journals or notebooks, as derived from the expansive work of Cha...
Christian Unschooling : Growing Your Children in the Freedom of Christ
Is unschooling incompatible with Christianity? Elissa Wahl and Teri Brown argue that they are not incompatible, but complementary. Unschooling offers a different path to learning. This book explains what unschooling is (and isn't) and offers support ...
Florida History from the Highways
Discover Florida, with its unique geography and exciting history--from ancient gold to modern real estate speculation--by journeying along its highways. Beginning with a chronology and succinct account of Florida's spectacular development, then an ac...
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Teaching fills the mind with artificial associations that must be got rid of before the child can develop independent ideas out of actual experiences.

Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller's mentor and friend