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Homeschooling in Florida
Hi, my name is Amanda, and I homeschool in Florida! My husband and I work from home, while homeschooling our three daughters who are between the ages of 9 and 13. Time4Learning has been such an exciting find for us.
To find out more about the legal requirements for homeschooling in Florida, articles, and state-specific resources, you can also visit one of these sites:
Legal disclaimer: This section is one family's story and how they meet the mandatory school attendance laws in Florida. It is not intended and should not be used as definitive legal advice. In most states, parents find a variety of legal methods to pursue the educational approach that they prefer for their child.
Resources to Help You Homeschool in Florida
Additional Florida Homeschooling Resources and Groups:
How Time4Learning Helps Homeschool in Florida
Time4Learning has reduced much of my workload as a homeschooling parent so we can spend more time on the fun aspects of homeschooling. Each week, I'll give the girls their assignments and they can complete most of them independently. For the most part, because of their ages and the Time4Learning curriculum, I'm there for backup and to assist them if they get stuck.
Our favorite aspect of Time4Learning is that it's interactive. This means their minds are more engaged in what they are learning. Learning this way is easier and more natural, and much more enjoyable for them.
In addition to Time4Learning, I'll assign activities that correlate to whatever they are learning. I find these activities all over the Internet at places like BrainPop.com, Cosmeo.com, and mrdonn.org. Or, we may rent a video from Netflix related to the topics they are currently studying. The girls are also learning Spanish using Rosetta Stone and their father spends an hour with them on most days discussing business, finances, and life skills.
My children's favorite part of the day is their time on Time4Learning. This is the easiest and most consistently productive program we've used!
My kids can work independently or with my involvement. Time4Learning has enriched their education and simplified my life!
A Typical Day in Our Homeschool
All in all, the girls spend approximately four to six hours a day in structured learning activities. Here is a typical day in our household:
The above is a typical day when we have nothing else planned, such as a trip with a local homeschooling group.
Five Different Options for Home Education in FL
It is very easy to begin a home education program for your child in Florida.
First, you need to send the district school superintendent of the county where you live a letter of intent like the one found here on FPEA within 30 days of beginning homeschooling. According to Florida Statute 1002.41, once you begin homeschooling, you need to maintain a portfolio of records and materials to be kept for two years consisting of:
This is one of the great things about Time4Learning. Time4Learning records all of your child's online activities for you. All you need to do is print what they've done on a regular basis, every week or so, and store it in a folder or binder. You can also print out some of their tests or quizzes and save a few of their worksheets as examples of their work.
The next step is to choose how you will have your child's progress evaluated each year. Florida gives you five options for evaluation:
Florida homeschoolers are also eligible to participate in interscholastic extracurricular student activities, the Bright Futures Scholarship Program, and dual enrollment programs. In addition, Florida homeschoolers are eligible for admission to community colleges and state universities and may receive testing and evaluation services at diagnostic and resource centers.
For more information about homeschooling in Florida, you may want to read the actual statutes themselves.
Choosing Homeschool Curriculum
For families with more than one child, choosing a homeschool curriculum can even be more problematic. What works for one child, may not work for another. What works for one subject may not work on the next. What works one year, may fall flat the very next year.
Time4Learning's experience shows that there is no single, best homeschool material. Rather than feeling torn between homeschool resources, parents should select a diverse blend of materials and activities.
Some of the features that make Time4Learning so successful include:
Time4Learning is proven effective with homeschoolers, has a low monthly price, is easy-to-use, and provides a money-back guarantee so you can make sure that it works for your children!
Sign up for Time4Learning as part of your overall homeschool program.
If you have more questions about homeschooling in Florida, or want to discuss your experience homeschooling in the state, head over to the Florida Parents Forum.
I LOVE Time4Learning! It holds the attention of my kids, plus I can keep track of their learning without hovering over their shoulders.
I am really pleased with Time4Learning. It has made a world of difference in my son's academic performance in school!
Some Helpful Tools and Resources
Welcome to Homeschooling Guide - Are you new to homeschooling? This guide was written by seasoned homeschoolers to answer some of the difficult questions new families often struggle with.
Curriculum Lesson Plans - An overview of what's available for each grade and subject.
Homeschool Portfolio Information - Answers common questions about homeschool portfolios and evaluations. It includes tips on organization methods, what to include and how Time4Learning can be used as part of your homeschool portfolio.
Online Parent's Forum - Reach out to homeschoolers in your area, join discussions, ask questions and trade ideas on our online community of homeschooling parents. Having the support of seasoned homeschoolers can really help make your homeschooling journey a success.
Hints & Help Section - Whether you're new to Time4Learning, a long term member, or a future member with questions about how the program works, this section answers questions about navigation, lesson planning & previewing, how the teacher guides and worksheets work, and more!
Puffin Academy App - Learn how to use Time4Learning on most mobile devices with the Puffin Academy app for iOS and Android! Get details on this kid-friendly app, including how to download and use it on the go with Time4Learning.