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Florida Homeschool Law & Support Groups

Homeschool Law

The following is provided for informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.

How to Homeschool: A Comprehensive Guide to Homeschooling in Florida
A guide to homeschooling in Florida. Includes sample forms and letters for submitting notice of intent and evaluations.

Florida Department of Education: Home Education
State Department of Education web site for home education. (note: well, they've moved it somewhere and provided a broken link on their own site.)

The Guide to Homeschooling in Florida
An extensive guide provided by the Florida Parent-Educators Association.

Special Education Laws and Rules

1002.41 Home education programs
(9) Home education program students may receive testing and evaluation services at diagnostic and resource centers, in accordance with the provisions of s. 1006.03.

1006.03 Diagnostic and learning resource centers
Section of Florida 2002 Statutes that covers services for special needs.

Relevant Court Rulings and Position Papers

I have no information at this time. Please feel free to contact me if you are aware of information I should include here.

Homeschool Support Groups

Broward County Parent Support Group
"The purpose of the Broward County Homeschool Parent Support Group (the PSG) is to encourage our membership of approximately 400 families to grow and thrive in their respective homeschool environments. We take great strides to help facilitate our members success by providing information and support services while upholding the philosophies of the PSG (which are founded upon traditional Biblical Judeo-Christian values as defined by the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Scriptures)."

Home Educators Lending Parents Support
"This site is brought to you by, HELPS, a non-sectarian and non-discriminatory home education support group in Southeast Florida. HELPS' encourages family-centered learning regardless of religion or teaching methods. Our members work to improve and expand the availability of resources and support systems in ways that respect and honor the wide diversity among home educators. We offer help for new home educators and opportunities for old timers."

Pinellas Parent Educators Association
"The PPEA is founded and based on Biblical principles. Our Biblical foundation is seen in our meetings, publications, activities and in the selection of our leaders, editors, speakers, articles and topics."

West Florida Home Education Support League
"The purpose of the League shall be to assist parents and children who are engaged in parent-directed education at home in Northwest Florida, and others who desire information concerning parent-directed education at home."

Homeschool Resources

Florida Home Education Law List
"The "Florida HomeEducation Law list" exists to network ALL homeschoolers interested in legislative issues in Florida regardless of any group affiliation."

Florida Homeschool Field Trips Yahoo! Group
"This is a list to share homeschool field trip ideas in Florida! Please share your great ideas for groups or individual families! Share your experiences about certain destinations and tips, too! If there’s enough interest, maybe we can plan to meet for a fun field trip together! This is a Christian list, but everyone is welcome."

Florida Homeschool Network
This site is oriented towards homeschooling in the State of Florida. Though the site is oriented towards Florida, it also includes various other resource links which are applicable on a national basis."

Florida Homeschooling
A reference list of resources and support groups in Florida.

Getting Started
Tips and resources for getting started with homeschooling.

Legal Issues
Special legal issues facing parents homeschooling children with disabilities.

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