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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Academy Of Biblical Character Development (ABCD)
850 N.E. 36th Terrace Unit E Ocala, Florida 34470 Phone: 352-694-ABCD (2223) The Academy Of Biblical Character Development (ABCD) began with a handful of families committed to the godly upbringing and teaching of their children. The school was incorporated in 1984 in accordance with Florida Statute Section 623 and operates solely in Marion County. Since its inception, ABCD has grown to an organization of more than 120 students, representing approximately 75 families from a broad spectrum...
Florida Home Education Law
The Florida Home Education Law list exists to network all homeschoolers interested in legislative issues in Florida regardless of any group affiliation. Those homeschooling via a private school or the home education statutes are welcome to discuss issues here.
Unlimited Learning
Unlimited Learning is a support group that focuses on unschooling in Florida.
Christian Home Educated Children (CHEC)
CHEC serves as a support group throughout Volusia County. Members homeschool under the home school Law or enroll with private schools affiliated with home education. They offer special activities for children in grades K-12. Some of the activities include high school labs and classes, activity afternoons, field trips, science/art/history fairs, opportunities for testing and evaluation, and support for parents of special needs children.
Charlotte Mason Families in Florida
Charlotte Mason Families in Florida is an email group for homeschoolers in Florida who are using the Charlotte Mason philosophy of education.
Alternative Education Institute
The Alternative Education Institute is a non-public/private school registered with the Florida Department of Education. Their main focus is supporting independent learners in the homeschool environment.
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.
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.
Orlando Home Educators (OHE)
Orlando Home Educators is a vibrant co-op group for homeschool families to meet and plan group activities. This is a secular home school group serving families in central Florida (within easy driving distance of Orlando).
Brevard Homeschool Coalition
This group is intended as a resource for the leaders of Brevard County, FL homeschool groups. It will provide a general hub for homeschool groups to share information useful for the entire homeschool community.
Sunshine Learning Center
1703 North State Rd. 7 Margate, FL 33063 Phone: 954-971-7370
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...
Nature Coast LIFE
Nature Coast LIFE is an inclusive homeschooling group for Hernando, Pasco, and Citrus County, Florida (Nature Coast).
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.
Grace Home Schoolers
Grace Home Schoolers, Inc. (GHS, Inc.) is a support group comprised mostly of Christian families in the Central Florida area who are educating their children at home. They offer various activities for students K5-12th grade. Some of the regular activities each year include weekly enrichment classes for elementary, middle, and high school students, educational fairs, Math Count Team, Presidential Physical Fitness participation, field trips, a published yearbook, a fine arts night, and a graduatio...
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