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.
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.
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
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:
Local Homeschool Classes
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.