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Florida - State and Homeschooling Information

State Information

State of Florida's Official Web Site

Census Information

Florida Government:
Senate
House
Governor's Office

Preamble to the Constitution of Florida:
We, the people of the State of Florida, being grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, in order to secure its benefits, perfect our government, insure domestic tranquility, maintain public order, and guarantee equal civil and political rights to all, do ordain and establish this constitution.

Driving in Florida:
Driving Requirements
Driver's Ed Course
Florida Driver License Law

Homeschooling in Florida

Statewide and Regional Organizations:

Florida Parent Educators' Association (FPEA) "Judeo-Christian" values. Statewide organization. Listing of support groups.

Home Educators Resource and Information, Inc Inclusive regional organization serving Jacksonville and northeast Florida.

North Florida Homeschool Support Network Inclusive regional group offering information, support, encouragement, and networking for homeschoolers in North Florida.

South Florida Homeschool Support Network Inclusive regional group serving Southeast and Southwest Florida with information, support, and networking.

West Florida Home Education Support League (WFHESL) Christian. Serves home educating families in the Northwest corner of Florida, including Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.

Local Support Groups:

Boca Homeschoolers Christian, Boca Raton. A home education support group with a special interest in upholding Christian beliefs. Anyone interested in home schooling is invited to join.

Brevard Homeschool Support Group Inclusive, Brevard, Indian River, eastern Osceola, and Orange Counties. Serving the Space Coast's homeschooling families with field trips, support, and discussion.

Broward Christian Homeschoolers (BCH) Christian, Broward County. The purpose of this Christ-centered organization is to support families involved in home education by providing encouragement, fellowship, information and activities.

Broward County Homeschool Parent Support Group Christian. New homeschooler support, testing, newsletter, library, field trips, teen activities.

Christian Home Educators of Southwest Florida (CHESF) Christian, Lee County.

Christian Homeschoolers in Pasco (CHIP) Christian, Pasco and Pinellas Counties.

Christian Homeschool Fellowship of West Palm Beach

Citrus Christian Home Educators Association Christian, Citrus County.

Community Christian Homeschoolers Christian, Alachua, Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy, Putnam, and Suwannee Counties.

Crossroads Christian School Umbrella school and support. Located in Crestview.

Fellowship of Christian Teaching Homes Christian, Bay County.

Gulfcoast Homeschool Association Inclusive, Southwest Florida.

Haven Homeschoolers Christian, Winter Haven, Lake Wales, Auburndale, Lake Alfred areas.

Home Education After Righteous Teaching (H.E.A.R.T.) Christian, Marion County. Co-op.

H.E.A.R.T.S. Homeschoolers (Home Educators Applying Righteous Teaching Standards) Christian, Broward County.

Heart and Home Homeschoolers of Southwest Florida Christian-based, cooperative group of homeschooling families in Lee County, Florida.

HIS Kids of Brevard Christian, Brevard County. Co-op.

Home Circle of Hernando County Christian.

Home Educators Lending Parents Support (HELPS) An inclusive home school support group serving Broward and surrounding counties.

Homeschool Alternatives An inclusive support group covering all of Pinellas County, FL.

Homeschool Cooperative Educating in Central Florida (HCECF) An inclusive and eclectic group of home-educating families in the greater Orlando area (Orange, Seminole, and Lake Counties)

Homeschoolers on the Ridge Christian, Polk County.

The Homeschooler's Friend Inclusive, Bay County.

Lighthouse Homeschoolers Christian, Polk County.

North Florida Homeschool Inclusive, Gadsden, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor, Hamilton, Suwannee, Lafayette, Dixie, Columbia, Union, Bradford, Gilchrist, Alachua, and Levy Counties.

Parents Educating Children Inclusive with "Judeo-Christian values," Palm Beach County.

Pasco Christian Homeschooling Association Christian, Pasco County.

Pinellas Parent Educators Association Inclusive, Pinellas County.

Tallahassee Evangelical Association of Christian Homeschoolers (TEACH) Christian, Tallahassee.

Inclusive, South Georgia/North Florida area.

Email Lists:

Alliance of Bay County Homeschoolers Inclusive, Bay County. A Yahoo Groups discussion list.

Brevard Homeschool Support Group Inclusive, Brevard County. A Yahoo Groups discussion list.

ChoiceEmail Charlotte Harbor Organization of Independent Child Education. Inclusive. A Yahoo Groups discussion list.

Florida History Homeschool Inclusive. Email list for discussion of studying Florida history. A Yahoo Groups discussion list.

Florida Homeschool Christian, state-wide list. A Yahoo Groups discussion list.

Homeschool Cooperative Educating in Central Florida (HCECF) Inclusive, Orlando area. A Yahoo Groups discussion list.

Homeschool Florida Inclusive, state-wide list. A Yahoo Groups discussion list.

Homeschool Tampa Christian, Tampa area. A Yahoo Groups discussion list.

North Florida Homeschool Inclusive, North Central Florida. For announcements of classes, groups, park days, and events of interest to homeschoolers as well as to provide support and encouragement. A Yahoo Groups discussion list.

Tampa Area Homeschooled Teens (TAHT) Inclusive.

Other Resources:

Brevard Heat -- varsity and junior varsity sports for homeschoolers in Brevard County.

Homeschool Flagler Site listing all support groups and general information about homeschooling in Flagler County.

Home Education Foundation (HEF) HEF was established in 1991 to raise support and direct lobbying for home education in Florida. HEF exists to safeguard existing legislation and evaluate future legislation.

Sea Cadets Liberty Division, U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, serving all of North Central Florida including Alachua, Columbia, Hamilton, Suwannee, and Union Counties. Located in Lake City. Homeschool friendly. Find other Sea Cadets units throughout Florida

Tampa Area Homeschool Information General information about homeschooling in Tampa.

Conventions:

Florida Parent-Educators Association Convention -- Held each spring in the Orlando area.

South Florida Homeschool Convention Held in the Ft. Lauderdale area in the spring.

State Sites of Interest

City of St. Augustine America's oldest city.

Creation Discovery Museum Located in Calvary Chapel, Ft. Lauderdale

Florida History Timeline Lists resources for study by timeframe.

Florida Kids State site that teaches about Florida's cultures, settlement, and facts.

Florida's Springs Information about Florida's natural cold water springs.

Henry Morrison Flagler Biography of the man who built the Florida East Coast Railway to Key West.

Kennedy Space Center Home of the Space Shuttle. Launch site of all the Gemini and Apollo rockets.

Books of Interest

Weird Florida
Florida Plants and Animals
Thunder on the St. Johns: A Cracker Western
The Big Florida Reproducible Activity Book
A Land Remembered, Vol. 1 (Student Edition)
A Land Remembered, Vol. 2 (Student Edition)
Florida's Fabulous Waterbirds: Their Stories
Hiking Florida, 3rd: A Guide to Florida's Greatest Hiking Adventures
The Hiking Trails of Florida's National Forests, Parks, and Preserves
Henry Flagler: Visionary of the Gilded Age
Speedway to Sunshine: The Story of the Florida East Coast Railway
Freddy Goes to Florida
National Audubon Society Field Guide to Florida
Florida Plants and Animals
Manatees: The Gentle Giants
Cross Creek
The Yearling
Short Stories by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Twenty Florida Pirates
Pirates of Southwest Florida: Fact and Legend
Legends and Tales: Anecdotal Histories of St. Augustine, Florida

Fun Florida Videos

Cocoanuts with the Marx Brothers. Set during the Florida land boom.
The Yearling
Key Largo with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall
Distant Drums Seminole Wars
Beneath the 12-Mile Reef Sponge-diving off the coast of Florida