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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Flagler County Homeschoolers
Flagler County Homeschoolers is a relaxed semi-structured group dedicated first and foremost to quality education for children in a family environment. They provide a platform where families choosing to homeschool can find guidance, information, and organizational help in their journey.
Hernando Homeschool Social
Hernando Homeschool Social is a free, laid-back, fun and all-inclusive group that is dedicated to providing social opportunities for homeschoolers and their families in Hernando County, Florida.
Home Education Resources and Information (H.E.R.I.)
H.E.R.I. is a volunteer organization, of almost 800 families serving homeschoolers in the northeast Florida region. Essentially, they are a support group of other smaller support groups, home-based private schools and individuals, and as such offer unlimited opportunities for serving and encouraging one another. Home Educational Resources and Information, better known as HERI was established in 1985 to provide support and communication between homeschoolers.
Mid-Florida Homeschoolers
MFH is a support group for parents of homeschooled children in the Orlando-area. They offer weekly park dates, co-ops, field trips, and more. Most of the activities are targeted to children aged 4-13, but all are welcome.
Titus 2 Homeschoolers
This Christian homeschool support group offers homeschooling events, ideas, information, and fellowship.
Grace Homeschool Connection
17475 Jonathon Drive Jupiter, FL 33477 Phone: 561-746-4617 Grace Homeschool Connection is a ministry of Grace Immanuel Bible Church and provides a community for students in which they are encouraged to seek God first and to pursue academic excellence. This ministry has been established to assist homeschooling families by providing excellent classes in core and elective subject areas.
Christian Home Educators of South Tampa (CHEST)
Christian Home Educators of South Tampa (CHEST) serves home educating families in the South Tampa area.
Gulf Coast Christian Home Educators Association (GCCHEA)
Gulf Coast Christian Home Educators Association (GCCHEA) is a local homeschooler’s support group. It is run by volunteers and has cell groups of families grouped together either by location or by similar interests. GCCHEA hosts many and varied activities throughout the year for its members. Some of the activities in the past include Science Fairs, Art Fairs, Safety Day, Spelling Bees, Civil War Days, park days, Pilgrims’ Feast and Festival, Christmas Caroling and crafts, plus many others. There ...
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.
Family Tree Private School
17626 94th St. N Loxahatchee, FL 33470 Phone: 561-721-DOVE(3683) Family Tree provides private school enrollment and information services as well as formal documentation for parents to support them as they instill Godly character and academic excellence in the lives of their homeschooled children.
Pompano Christian Homeschoolers
Pompano Christian Homeschoolers is a Christian homeschool support group that strives to minister to one another in support, encouragement and fellowship. PCH is a group of about 50 families who homeschool our children in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. They offer monthly meetings and co-op classes. Events are offered at varous times for such things as Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, Science Fair, Historical Character Day, International Day, Curriculum Sales, Graduation/Promotion Night, Mom's Chris...
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.
Tampa Area Home Ed
An online community for home educators in the Tampa, FL area. The group facilitator is a 22-year homeschooling veteran still teaching her two youngest. Are you looking for an e-group of down-to-earth people with real-life needs, feelings, and questions? Whether you're on the mountain-top waving high test scores, or spending "recess" with your head in your hands, there are bound to be a few here who can relate. This list is also for sharing helpful links and information, giving gentle advice (wit...
Florida Virtual School (FLVS)
2145 Metro Center Boulevard Orlando, FL 32835 Phone: 407-513-3587 Florida Virtual School (FLVS) was founded in 1997 as the country’s first state-wide Internet-based public high school. Today, FLVS serves middle and high school students with more than 90 courses. In 2000, the Florida Legislature established FLVS as an independent educational entity with a gubernatorial appointed board. FLVS is the only public school with funding tied directly to student performance. FLVS provides online sol...
Home's Cool Co-op
Home's Cool Co-op is a small, family oriented, Christian co-op that offers low cost, quality classes for children in grades K-12.
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