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.
What's Popular
Homeschool Family Support Group SWFL
This homeschool group serves families in Lee County. They offer a 4-H club, academic fairs, a co-op, field trips, fun, and support.
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.
Sancta Familia Academy
1204 N. Harbor City Blvd. Melbourne, FL 32935 Phone: 321-259-6464 Sancta Familia Academy is a private school, organized as a Florida non-profit corporation and listed with the Florida Department of Education. The founders of SFA are Catholic parents who have educated their children at home. They offer a cottage school program, umbrella program, co-operative program, and an independent study program.
Jewish Homeschoolers of PBC
A free group for Jewish people in the Palm Beach County, Florida area (around West Palm Beach) who are homeschooling their children or interested in homeschooling them. This is a place for Jews (whether Conservative, Orthodox, Reform, Unaffiliated, etc.) to discuss curriculum options, holiday celebrations, homeschooling laws, daily homeschooling life, etc, and to compare notes on local events and attractions.
Osceola Homeschoolers 4-H Club
This homeschool support group offers meetings that involve crafts, games, and fun as part of the 4-H community.
Christian Family Educators of Orlando (CFEO)
This is a Christian support group offering park days, field trips, mom's support nights, and much more.
Home Educators of Hernando
Home Educators of Hernando is a support group for homeschooling families in Hernando County, Florida.
Homeschoolers Offering Mothers Encouragement (HOME)
Homeschoolers Offering Mom's Encouragement (H.O.M.E.) was started in North Port, FL with the intent of parents encouraging each other with words and resources.
Christian Homescholers in Pasco (CHIP) Homeschool Support Group
The CHIP support group is the oldest homeschool group in Pasco county. They offer one or two field trips a month, a park day the first Friday of each month (Sept. thru May), and a Christian homeschool skating party jointly with another homeschooling group on about the third Friday of each month.
South Orlando Homeschoolers
The South Orlando Homeschool Christian group is a group that offers functions in the South Orlando and Kissimee area. They have kids ranging from ages 1-15. They offer classes, field trips, clubs,testing resources and homeschool guidance.
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.
Clay Virtual Academy
Clay Virtual Academy (CVA) is a K-12 public school providing elementary, middle, and high school academic programs to Florida residents for FREE. All of the courses are fully on-line and meet Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. As a Clay County District School, Clay Virtual Academy is a SACS accredited diploma granting institution. All Clay Virtual Academy courses are taught by Instructors who are Florida certified in their fields. Teachers regularly communicate with students and parents v...
Oasis Christian Academy
O.C.A. is a private school whose method of education is homeschooling. It operates as a homeschool umbrella school.
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...
Homeschool-Florida
Homeschool-Florida is an email list that discusses topics related to homeschooling in Florida.
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