Support Groups
Homeschoolers have created networks of support to provide a way to make friends, get ideas and information, and to offer positive socialization opportunties to their children. You can join in! There are many groups to choose from, many with specific affiliations, like Christian groups or unschoolers' groups. Some are eclectic, inclusive, and open to anyone. Whatever your interest, you are sure to find other like-minded parents. And if you don't find what you are looking for, we've put together tips for starting your own group.
Local & State Groups
Support groups offer a way for those interested in homeschooling or new to home education to get information and support. They also offer opportunities for social activities, group learning, and networking. Find a support group near you in Florida.
National Groups
Tap into the national homeschool movement by connecting with these national homeschool groups and support organizations.
Social Media
Connect with other homeschooling using social networking tools. You can share tips and ideas, get support, collaborate on lesson plans, upload photos, and much more.
Co-Ops
A co-op offers a way to share teaching duties with others who are excited and knowledgeable about a subject. It also offers an opportunity for your children to learn in a group and to make friends. Browse through this list of co-ops in Florida.
Umbrella/Cover Schools
An umbrella or cover school provides an alternative way for parents to fulfill governmental educational guidelines and requirements. Most offer a variety of services, which can include curricula, social activities, field trips, standardized testing, portfolio reviews, evaluations, and graduation materials, including diplomas. While umbrella schools do tend to the needs of homeschoolers, they are considered a type of private school in most states.
Resource Centers
Homeschool resource centers offer classes, materials, field trips, and other activities for parents and children alike. They are great ways to get new information, engage in group activities, and network with other homeschoolers.
Public School Programs
Public schools are increasing offering programs to appeal to homeschooling families, from classes to educational materials to computer and distance learning. In most cases, students enrolled in these programs are considered public school students rather than homeschoolers. Learn more about these programs and decide if these are right for your family.
Group Management
Learn how to start and manage a homeschool support group, including how to stay organized, how to handle conflict, and ideas for your support group.
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Unlimited Learning
Unlimited Learning is a support group that focuses on unschooling in Florida.
Christian Home Educators of South Tampa (CHEST)
Christian Home Educators of South Tampa (CHEST) serves home educating families in the South Tampa area.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Home Educators
Sacred Heart of Jesus Home Educators offers encouragement to each other, both spiritually and academically, through various gatherings designed to strengthen each family's commitment to authentic Catholic home education. This group serves families in the central Florida area.
Atrium School
Phone: 561-496-3044 Atrium School exists to support and facilitate family based learning as an educational choice. Atrium School is a private school offering two distinct enrollment programs so that families can select the level of support and guidance that's right for them.
Oasis Christian Academy
O.C.A. is a private school whose method of education is homeschooling. It operates as a homeschool umbrella school.
H.I.S. Kids of Brevard
H.I.S. Kids of Brevard, Inc (HKBI) offers Christian Home Educators support and encouragement through our numerous programs, opportunities and special events.
Arlington Explorers (AE)
The Arlington Explorers (AE) is an eclectic homeschool support group serving Arlington and surrounding areas that meets for weekly park dates, monthly field trips, and quarterly service projects.
Nature Coast LIFE
Nature Coast LIFE is an inclusive homeschooling group for Hernando, Pasco, and Citrus County, Florida (Nature Coast).
LIFE of Tampa
LIFE of Tampa is a collaborative, alternative learning group that believes Learning Is For Everyone, and should be a rich and satisfying experience that creates a never-ending desire to learn more.
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...
LIFE of Osceola
LIFE of Osceola is a homeschool support group in the St.Cloud/Kissimmee area. They offer support and activities such as field trips and other group activities.
Valdosta Area Homeschooling Association (VAHA)
The Valdosta Area Homeschooling Association (VAHA) is a Christian support group for homeschooling families and those interested in home education in the South Georgia/North Florida area.
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.
Willow Creek Home Educators
WCHE is a ministry of Willow Creek Church, PCA, operating as a home school support group. They have many activities planned throughout the year, including field trips, events and clubs for all ages, as well as two 8-week co-op class sessions (fall and spring).
Crusaders Christian Homeschool Group of Kissimmee
This group was established to provide a place where homeschool children could participate in gym activities, field trips, art programs, holiday parties, and playground time. Parents can receive homeschool support regarding curriculum through other homeschool parents or participate in activities, such as co-ops.
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