Homeschool Support Groups
The following is a list of support groups, co-ops and activities in and around Polk County, Florida. While we make an effort to provide up-to-date information, the leaders and contact information changes with time. If you know of a group that is not on the list, please contact the school so we can add them.
Bible Presbyterian Church 5 on 5 Soccer:
Check the Bible Presbyterian web site for updates.
Connie Gerbasi/Science/Math Co-op Dover: Classes meet at the New Hope Freewill Baptist Church. 3101 Sydney Dover Road, Dover FL on Mondays and Tuesdays. Several science classes for younger students, as well as Biology, Anatomy, Health, Physical Science, General Science and Chemistry. For additional details check out the Connie Gergasie page.
Florida Parent Educators Association (FPEA): A Florida support group, that support groups or individual homeschoolers can join. The FPEA hosts the largest homeschool convention in the state, and has one of the most informative web sites.
Haven Homeschoolers: A cooperative group of homeschooling parents and children. Teachers' (that's the parent's) meetings the first Friday of the month at Lake Hartridge Nature Park on Havendale Blvd.
Contact: Diane Bradley email@example.com
Homegrown 4-H: Students can get involved in a wide range of projects including community service, air rifle, poultry, rabbits, cooking, crafts, horse, love-a-horse, photography, archery, computer technology and public speaking.
Contact: Stacey Hosegood 863-660-6923
Homeschoolers on the Ridge: One of the oldest support groups in Florida. (1986) Their famous "Parents Night Out" meetings helped build homeschooling in Central Florida.
Hope Homeschoolers: A Christian support group in Lakeland, Florida.
Contact: Alexa Hamm firstname.lastname@example.org
Lakeland Homeschool PE: Beginning Tuesday, September 7th at Lake Parker Park. Get information and download the registration form from the web site.
NOTE: The dates above are for 2010-2011 school year, check the Homeschool PE web site for updates.
Lighthouse Home Schoolers:A Christian-based but not Christian-exclusive homeschooling community that works as a cooperative group for field trips, educational and social activities, community service, and support for one another. We meet monthly throughtout the school year. Join this group in August or January. See the website for additional details.