Homeschooling in Jacksonville
Are you a homeschooler in Jacksonville? You’ve come to the right place! There is so much to do in the city that homeschooling in Jacksonville can be a different educational adventure every day. Homeschoolers in Jacksonville have a ton of opportunities available to them whether for educational field trips or to help you research and learn more about the area you live in.
If you’re looking to enhance your Time4Learning homeschool curriculum, give your child a different perspective on a new topic, or just get out of the house, this page is full of ideas for things to do and places to visit.
Named for the Timucua Indians, this 46,000 acre National Preserve is made up of various waterways and habitats, as well as the historic Fort Caroline National Memorial and the Kingsley Plantation. Explore both history and nature in the Preserve or have your child take part in the Junior Ranger Program. Learn more: http://www.nps.gov/foca/index.htm
Museum of Science & History
Specializing in science and local history exhibits, the MOSH houses a planetarium, making it a great place to learn about a number of fun topics. Exhibits include The Body Within, Currents of Time, and Atlantic Tails. The museum also offers a homeschool program the third Wednesday of each month. Learn more: http://www.themosh.org
Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
This museum’s permanent collection of nearly 1,000 works of art includes paintings, sculptures, and photography. The museum has a family program, a summer program, and a Teen Teacher program over the summer. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, MOCA Jacksonville offers free admission for military personnel and their immediate family. More info: http://www.mocajacksonville.org
Little Talbot Island State Park
Observe nature, study marine biology or camp out at this state park that covers the entire 2,500-acre island and has over five miles of beaches. Popular activities include fishing, hiking, kayaking, and guided paddle tours. The island is one of the few undeveloped barrier islands remaining in Northeast Florida making it a great place to view wildlife like birds, river otters, bobcats, and marsh rabbits. Learn more: http://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Little-Talbot-Island
If this is your first time homeschooling or if you’re new to homeschooling in Jacksonville, Time4Learning recommends visiting the Florida Department of Education website for information and specifics on the legal requirements for homeschooling in Florida.
Time4Learning recommends FPEA (Florida Parent Educators Association) as a great Florida homeschool resource. The FPEA serves thousands of homeschooling families in Florida, delivering a wealth of support, guidance and information to both new and longtime home educators. The Florida Parent-Educators Association exists solely to serve homeschooling families in Florida. It executes that mission through support for the legal right to homeschool, local school board education and interaction, support group networking, a state convention, local conferences and events, informative communications, and individual encouragement.