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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Sunshine Learning Center
1703 North State Rd. 7 Margate, FL 33063 Phone: 954-971-7370
DeBary Hall Historic Site
DeBary Hall was the winter retreat of a European-born wine merchant who chose the St. Johns River country for his hunting estate. Beginning in the 1870s, New Yorker Frederick deBary acquired lands near Lake Monroe, built a large vacation house, and tried his hand at orange growing and commercial steamboating. But above all, this Florida estate became a center of sport hunting and hospitality. When deBary’s last American heir died in 1941, the retreat had grown to more than 6,000 acres with many ...
Orange County School Board
There are eight members that make up the Orange County School Board. Seven are elected from the single district which they represent, where each must reside in that district; and one is elected county wide and serves as the chairman of the school board.
Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park
The preserve is home to four species of endangered pitcher plants, as well as other rare and endangered plant species. The rare, carnivorous white–top pitcher plant is unique to the Gulf Coast and found only between the Apalachicola and Mississippi rivers. Almost 100 other rare plants and animals depend on the wet prairie habitat, including the alligator snapping turtle, sweet pitcher plant, and Chapman´s butterwort. A boardwalk offers visitors a view of the wild and beautiful Tarkiln Bayou. Vis...
Gulf Islands National Seashore
More than 80 percent of Gulf Islands National Seashore is under water, but the barrier islands are the most outstanding features to those who visit. The Seashore stretches 160 miles from Cat Island in Mississippi to the eastern tip of Santa Rosa Island in Florida. There are snowy-white beaches, sparkling blue waters, fertile coastal marshes, and dense maritime forests. Visitors can explore 19th century forts, enjoy shaded picnic areas, hike on winding nature trails, and camp in comfortable campg...
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.
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park
This classic Florida barrier island is accessible only by boat, but it is worth the ride. A boardwalk takes visitors across mangrove forests and hammocks of live oaks, cabbage palms, paradise trees, and wild limes to a neatly preserved Atlantic beach. During the summer months, the island is an important nesting area for loggerhead, leatherback, and green turtles. They come ashore at night to dig holes in the beach sand where they lay their eggs. The preserve is a favorite for nature students int...
Amelia Island Museum of History
Discover the rich history and culture of Amelia Island, a tiny paradise with a big place in Florida’s history books. Housed in the historic Nassau County jail, the Amelia Island Museum of History showcases the island’s 4,000 years of Florida history. Although just 2 miles wide by 12 miles long, the island’s location attracted settlers, as well as the eight flags of occupation. The Museum offers modern exhibits, educational lectures, historic walking tours, ghost tours, and Elderhostel programs. ...
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...
P.A.C.E. Homeschool
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.
Florida Home Education Choice Facts
This pdf file details statistics concerning the home educated population in the state of Florida for the years 2008-2013.
Jacksonville Zoological Gardens
The Jacksonville Zoo is the only walking safari in Northeast Florida. See over 1,000 animals on 73-picturesque acres as they tour around the world from Africa, Central America, and Asia. Also features Wild Florida, a native Florida attraction featuring native animals and plants, and Land of the Jaguar, a neo-tropical attraction featuring jaguars and other Central and South American animals. Other animals include koalas, kangaroos, wallaby, lorikeet, and a cassowary.
Martin County School Board
Contact information, board rules, agendas and minutes for the Martin County School Board.
Maritime & Yachting Museum
After seven years of planning, the Maritime & Yachting Museum of Florida, Inc. was incorporated in 1993 when a small group of interested and dedicated individuals acted upon their knowledge that this community of unique waterways was a significant center of boating and maritime interests. They believed that the historic, economic and ecologic heritage of our unusually rich boating area deserved a permanent and expanding historical record for present and future generations.
Franklin County Public Library
Eastpoint Branch: 160 Hickory Dip Eastpoint, FL 32328 850-670-8151 Carrabelle Branch: 311 St. James Ave. Carrabelle, FL 32322 850-697-2366 The mission of the Franklin County Public Library is to promote reading and lifelong learning by providing access to informational, educational, recreational, and cultural materials for persons of all ages and to serve as a focus point for community activities. The Franklin County Public Library provides public Internet access, loans of reading...
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Just as eating against one's will is injurious to health, so study without a liking for it spoils the memory, and it retains nothing it takes in.

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