Homeschooling in Florida
Here are some useful resources that may be helpful as you are getting started.
Power Homeschool’s Homeschooling in Florida site highlights resources, helpful tips, support groups, and so much more!
Homeschooling Groups & Support in Florida
Parents and families have access to more support and resources for homeschooling than ever before. Homeschooling support can come from groups, associations, and co-ops. Florida has no shortage of resources available to homeschool families.
Like most states, Florida has a state-wide homeschool association called the Florida Parent Educators Association. This association provides support and resources to thousands of Florida families. FPEA members have access to information on local homeschool groups, the annual convention, discounted events and educational merchandise, graduation ceremony, college and career fair, and email updates.
In addition to the FPEA, homeschool families can join homeschool groups and co-ops. Many homeschool groups can be found on Facebook; however, most groups are private, so you’ll need to request to join. Homeschool groups are a great way to meet other families and get advice from parent educators. Likewise, co-ops provide support, but these are more academic-focused and allow students to learn alongside peers. Both groups and co-ops are categorized by city or region as well as their focus. For example, some groups are faith-based, while others focus on a particular subject like STEM. Homeschool associations, groups, and co-ops are wonderful resources for parents and students alike.
Check out our Power Homeschool Parent Support groups!
How to Get Started Homeschooling in Florida
If you are thinking about homeschooling your child, you are probably wondering where to begin. Once you decide that you want to start homeschooling, parents should submit a notice of intent to homeschool to the public school system’s superintendent.
After notifying your local agency, you should select a homeschool curriculum. Power Homeschool’s online curriculum is available for K-12 students with courses in the core subjects of mathematics, language arts and reading, science, and social studies as well as electives, foreign languages, and health.
Join thousands of parents that homeschool with our self-paced, interactive courses.
Florida Field Trips
One of the benefits of homeschooling is the flexibility to go on more field trips. Touring museums, exploring wildlife, and visiting monuments is a wonderful way to enhance any student’s education. The following are just several examples of the MANY field trip sites that Florida has to offer.
- Emerald Coast Science Center in Fort Walton Beach: Students get hands-on learning experiences with interactive exhibits, including robotics, engineering, electricity, and much more! Various educational programs are available for students of all levels.
- Gulf Breeze Zoo in Gulf Breeze: Learn about different wildlife species and habitats through interesting attractions, educational programs, and special events for the whole family.
- Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville: Explore the Butterfly Rainforest, Discovery Zone, and many other permanent and limited-time exhibits. Homeschool days are available for students to participate in hands-on learning activities.
- Whetstone Chocolates Factory Tour in St. Augustine: A field trip to a chocolate factory may just be every child’s dream. Tour the factory, try samples, and learn about the history of chocolate.
- The Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee: On a tour of the Florida Capitol building, homeschoolers can learn about the history and government in the state they call home.
- Florida Air Museum in Lakeland: This museum is home to vintage aircrafts, flight simulators, and historical artifacts. Homeschoolers can participate in educational programs and special events.
- Skeletons Museum of Osteology in Orlando: Tour exhibits and participates in hands-on educational programs to learn the skeletons of numerous animal species at this museum’s Homeschool Adventure Days.
- Everglades National Park near Miami: Discover rare and endangered species that are native to the region through a variety of guided tours and ranger-led activities.
- Perez Art Museum in Miami: Homeschool students can tour museum exhibits from artists and cultures around the world. Family education programs offer learning opportunities for students of all ages.
- The Mound House in Fort Myers Beach: Guaranteed to have something for the whole family, The Mound House offers museum and archaeology tours, beach walks, demonstrations, kayak tours, and so much more!
- The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West: Visit the home of one of America’s most famous authors. Tour the location where he lived and wrote for over ten years and imagine a day in the life of the legendary writer.
- Crane Point Hammock in Marathon Key: Students can learn about ecosystem conservation methods and the flora and fauna that are native to the region through educational programs and special events.
Our team at Power Homeschool hopes this provides you with the resources you need to begin homeschooling your children in Florida. Contact us if you have any questions about Power Homeschool’s online curriculum!
Disclaimer: The information provided on this web page is for general information purposes only. The information provided does not constitute legal advice and may not contain the most up-to-date information.
Other Articles You May Be Interested In:
Children with disabilities might have a hard time in traditional schools. Even with regulations in place to help these children, schools might fail to adequately meet the needs of each individual student; and that doesn’t even take into account social problems that...
Working parents often express their challenges in balancing their careers and homeschooling their children. This is easy to understand as a full-time job can take a parent out of the house for more than eight hours a day. However, homeschooling doesn’t have to cause...
Homeschooling is becoming a popular alternative to traditional schooling. For some families, homeschooling is by far the best way for children to get an education. If you are on the fence about homeschooling your children, we know that the decision can weigh heavily...
Since the 1980s, there has been a significant increase in families transitioning from traditional public or private schools to homeschooling. You may be wondering the reason for this trend, but the answer is simple – it works! Homeschooling has changed drastically...