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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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.
Christian Institute of Arts & Sciences
6100-H West Fairfield Drive Pensacola, FL 32506 Phone: 850-457-4058 The Christian Institute of Arts & Sciences is a private school designed to provide a structured organization for parents who want their children to have the benefits of home education with the advantage of enrollment in a private Christian school.
Christian Home Educators Fellowship (CHEF) of South Lake County
Christian Home Educators Fellowship (CHEF) is a home school group ministry of Open Door Baptist Church, just north of Clermont, Florida. They have field trips, competitions, educational classes and opportunities for fellowship with fellow home school families.
Fellowship of Christian Teaching Homes (FCTH)
This Christian support group provides support, education and fellowship to Christian homeschool families in the Panama City, Florida area.
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.
Summit Homeschool Co-op
Their purpose is to provide a Christ centered cooperative learning and social experience by combining adult gifts and talents to meet the needs of older homeschooled students, thus providing an opportunity for growth and service to all who participate.
Charlotte Harbor Organization of Independent Child Education
Homeschool discussion for families in the Charlotte County, Florida area.
Harvest Time Homeschool Umbrella Program
1511 S. US Hwy 301 Tampa, FL 33619 Phone: 800-593-4033 This international homeschool umbrella program provides parents with the tools they need to give their child a successful education at home. The homeschool program will provide registration and documentation support to include report cards and transcripts that satisfy the requirements of most states. To monitor your child's progress, annual SAT Testing is required and can be provided through their program. Upon request, they can also ...
Community Christian Homeschoolers
Community Christian Homeschoolers is a Christian support group serving families in Alachua and surrounding counties offering fellowship, support, and encouragement for parents: park days, field trips and other activities for their children. CCH began in 1985 with just a handful of families and has now grown to over approximately 70-75 member families. The large group meets two times each year for re-registration and an Information Fair. This large group is broken down into sub-groups of 5-10 fam...
CM Families of the South
The purpose of this loop is to encourage homeschooling families living in the Southern states who are trying to incorporate the philosophy of Charlotte Mason in their homes in their efforts to raise their children with an enthusiasm for learning.
Vine Ripe Kids
Vine Ripe Kids is a homeschooling group providing local support to families in East Orlando and surrounding areas, seeking to glorify our Lord by utilizing God given talents, offering faith based encouragement, support in marriage and parenting, educational training for parents teaching at home, a variety of hands-on opportunities for service within our group and community, and many family and student opportunities to enhance the education process, including, but not limited to, field trips, cul...
Oasis Homeschool Co-op
Oasis Homeschool Co-op is a ministry of Oasis Christian Academy. They provide a Christ centered cooperative learning and social experience by combining adult gifts and talents to meet the needs of older homeschooled students and an opportunity of growth and service to all who participate.
FL Scholars Homeschool Group
FL SCHOLARS (Students Choosing Homeschool Opportunities for Learning and Resources) Homeschool Group, Inc. is an educational co-op meeting in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville, FL on Monday mornings September through April, for a total of 24 classes each year. Classes range from preschool activities on up through high school level computer programming, and everything in between. There is a mix of free classes taught by parents, and pay classes offered through outside instructors. Parental involv...
East Orlando Mommies Group
The place to find fun and educational activities for you and your little kids in the East Orlando area: UCF, Waterford Lakes, Avalon, Wedgefeild, Union Park, Bonneville, Bithlo, Christmas, Oviedo, Chuluota, etc. Check the calendar for fun things to do. Discuss an assortment of parenting topics. Meet up with other parents of young children from this area and hopefully have fun and make new friends along your parenting journey.
Harvest Time Christian School
Homeschool Umbrella Program 1511 S. US Hwy 301 Tampa, FL 33619 Phone: 813-626-4600 Harvest Time Christian School was founded in 1978 as a ministry of Harvest Time Family Worship Center. Harvest Time Homeschool Umbrella Program is fully accredited and a member in good standing with the National Association of Private Schools. This homeschool program will provide registration and documentation support to include report cards and transcripts that satisfy the requirements of most states. Upon...
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