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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Florida Historic Capitol Museum
The Florida Historic Capitol Museum serves to illuminate the past, present, and future connection between the people of Florida and their political institutions through programs of civic education, historic interpretation, and preservation. The restoration of The Old Capitol (1978—1982) was conducted under the supervision of the Department of General Services in conjunction with the Department of State. This intensive project of historical and archaeological investigation makes Florida’s former ...
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 ...
1007.261 State universities; admissions of students.
Each university board of trustees is authorized to adopt rules governing the admission of students, subject to this section and rules of the State Board of Education. (1) Minimum academic standards for undergraduate admission to a university include: (a) Each student must have received a high school diploma pursuant to s. 1003.429 or s. 1003.43, or its equivalent, except as provided in s. 1007.271(2)-(5) or completed a home education program according to s. 1002.41. (b) Each stude...
Home Educators Family Network of Venice - "The Ungroup"
This group is a pooling of resources and information to help people find their way on their own homeschooling journey. The Ungroup does not endorse or promote any one particular methodology of learning or belief system. This group serves families in the Venice/Sarasota area of southwest Florida.
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...
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.
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...
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...
Homeschooling in Central Florida
Homeschooling in Central Florida is a support group for parents in Central Florida who are interested in discussions about issues affecting homeschooling. This group is centered in the Orlando area and is open to those from the surrounding areas.
Cornerstone Christian Home Educators
This homeschool group offers newsletters, holiday programs, social opportunities, classes, field trips, graduation, monthly support meetings for parents, and a lending library.
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Home School Zoocademy
Zoocademy is a unique experience for Home School students ages 5-18, covering a range of topics in Biology, Zoology, Environmental Science and Conservation. In this series of classes, students ages 5-12 meet for three hours, once a month, for programs that feature Animal Ambassadors, crafts, games, Zoo visits, and more! Students ages 13 and up will now attend Home School Zoocademy through an online course with The Ogburn School.
How to Start Homeschooling in GA
This site gets you information on Georgia homeschooling laws, Georgia homeschool associations, Georgia homeschool groups and co-ops, field trip opportunities, and information on Georgia standardized testing and test prep. If you wish to pursue the joys and satisfactions of homeschooling your children, this site is a good jumping off point for information and support. 
Extra Curricular Activities
Home-educated students in Florida have the opportunity to participate in Extracurricular activities. Florida Statutes 232.425, known as the Craig Dickinson Act, guarantees this opportunity. However, this was not always the case. This article is a history of HEF's work toward achieving this goal.
St. Lucie County Library System
101 Melody Lane Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Phone: 772-462-1615 The St. Lucie County Library System serves residents in St. Lucie County with brances in Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie.
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...
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Kids' Poems (Grades 1)
Regie Routman shares her delightful selection of free verse poems written by first graders that will inspire your second graders to think, I can write poems like this too! Regie provides strategies for using kids' poems as models to guide children to...
Parenting With Grace: Catholic Parent's Guide to Raising Almost Perfect Kids
Gary Popcak and his wife Lisa show that God offers every Catholic parent guidance and the opportunity to take a truly Catholic approach to parenthood. In this book, they discuss parenting strategies, phases children go through, the essential differen...
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...
Montessori Reading
Montessori Reading is a beginning reading and writing program for elementary aged children. This series of books introduce phonetic letter sounds, phonogram combinations, reading simple sentences, and reading and writing words that name everyday obje...
Name That Country Game
"Dear Pen Pal, Konnichi wa! We've been to see Mt. Fuji. Name my country! Sayonara, Michiko." Challenge your group with this fast-paced geography game, created in 1992 by Educational Insights, Inc. Everyone begins at the post office. Players twirl a f...