New to Homeschooling?  

The Florida Parent Educators Association (FPEA) has excellent information on how to get started here.  HATT is an FPEA group. If you’d like to join the FPEA, our discount information can be found here.

The Hillsborough County School District website is a great place to start familiarizing yourself with the requirements in our county.

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship is available for homeschooled students as well. Click here to read the requirements.

The Homeschool Legal Defense Agency (HSLDA) is another resource that does great work for Homeschoolers around the country providing information and protecting our rights.

Have you heard of "PEP grants" or the Personalized Education Program Scholarship?  

We had a special live Q&A with Brenda Dickinson from the Home Eduation Foundation to learn more and share what we found out with all of you. You can access that and find answers to all of your questions here.

What is a Portfolio?

Defined in the above Hillsborough County School link where the state statutes can be read.  In simple terms, a portfolio contains dated student work samples completed throughout the year, and a log of resources, and books read and used throughout the year. 

Portfolio Evalutations

If you choose portfolio evaluations as your yearly evaluation. We have a list of evaluators available for our members.

      Florida Certified Teachers for Portfolio Evaluations

Online Resources

Fast Transcripts gives homeschool parents the ability to create professional high school transcripts with error-free GPA calculation. Cost is only $16 ($12 for HSLDA members)

Below are some other online resources:

Homeschool Central

Homeschool Classifieds

Homeschool Freebie of the Day

Khan Academy

Local Homeschool Classes

Busch Gardens

Tampa Bay Heat

Crystal Springs Preserve


Other Great Tips from our Members:

Legoland offers student rates for homeschool families, many weekdays days throughout the year. Find more details here.

The Ringling Museum offers free self-guided events once a month September through May.