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Homeschool Info.
Home School Legal Defense Association
The Home School Legal Defense Association is a non-profit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. Through annual memberships, HSLDA is tens of thousands of families united in service together, providing a strong voice when and where needed.
FPEA - Florida Parent Educators Assosciation
The Florida Parent Educators Association (FPEA) exists solely to serve homeschooling families in Florida. The FPEA 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 most importantly, by giving individual encouragement, all in accordance with Judeo-Christian principles.
Free Printables
Printables and Resources
for Home, Homeschooling, and Classrooms
Computer skills
Khan Academy
You can learn anything.
For free. For everyone. Forever.
Khan Academy Computing
Code.org
Learn how to write computer code.
W3Schools
The world's largest web developer site
Swift App Development
Swift Playgrounds
A new way to learn to code with Swift on iPad.
Swift Playgrounds is a revolutionary iPad app that helps you learn and explore coding in Swift, the same powerful language used to create world-class apps for the App Store. Engaging lessons and challenges help students learn the core concepts of coding by writing real Swift and iOS code in an interactive environment designed for touch.
Google K-12
Tools for classrooms of every size and every budget
Technology is transforming what’s possible in schools—enabling innovative solutions to learning’s biggest barriers. With our suite of devices, apps, and resources, you can easily bring the power of technology to your classroom.
Google Computer Science
Helping millions of students and educators develop technical skills for the future
Sciences
Khan Science
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, Health & Medicine
Science classes for all ages
Your missing link for Creation Education!
Apologia Science
Many homeschoolers are enjoying this comprehensive Science program. Subject areas such as General Science, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Advanced Biology, and Advanced Chemistry are available. For Elementary available subjects include Astronomy, Botany, and Zoology 1-3.
Language Arts
Grammar Bytes
Interactive grammar review with lessons and handouts! Not as complete as the other sites listed, but there are still lots of help for the common "problem areas" of grammar.
Free Vocabulary
This site has an extensive list of 5000 words that tend to appear on the S.A.T. and other high school tests. The list includes the most common definition of each word and is available in PDF format for printing. You'd probably want to make flashcards to study the words most effectively. The site doesn't provide any practice exercises, just the word list.
Vocabulary.com
Home of Vocabulary U.! This site is a great supplement to your vocabulary study. The creators have worked hard to provide interesting and sometimes humorous examples and activities for practicing/learning SAT and ACT words and definitions.
Basic guide to essay writing
According to this site's author, if you follow the simple steps outlined both in an online and printable format, an essay will practically write itself! This site walks the student through the writing process, from choosing a topic and outlining/diagramming ideas to writing a concluding paragraph and adding finishing touches. (Gr. 6 and up)
Critical reading
I'll let the author of this site provide an introduction: "To non-critical readers, many texts offer the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. To the critical reader, any single text provides but one portrayal of the facts, one individual's "take" on the subject. Criticalreading.com shows you how to recognize what a text says, what a text does, and what a text means by analyzing choices of content, language, and structure. It shows you what to look for, and how to think about what you find." All of us can benefit from spending some time reading about and learning some of the skills presented on this site. (Grades 9-12)
Spark Notes
Yes, I know I've already listed this site above in the testing section, but I want to make sure you don't miss out on their great selection of free literature guides!
No Fear Shakespeare
Modern translation and study guides, no one can say they don't understand Shakespeare any more.
Free Classic Audiobooks
Dozens of classic books in mp3 or ipod format.
Math
Free Math Help
Free lessons/helps in algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry, and more. There is also a fairly active message board where students can post questions and get advice from math experts.
Interactive Mathematics
This site has HUNDREDS of problems and puzzles involving algebra, geometry, and other math subjects--all with explanations! This is a highly interactive site and a real treasure for those wanting a better understanding of upper-level math concepts. (Grades 6-12)
Ohio Math Works
This site is an innovative resource to show 7th - 9th graders how math is used in various industries. As students take on projects, they learn math concepts and see how they are applied in the real world. The site uses videos to take students behind the scenes to see how mathematics is used in the following industries: snacks, fashion, theme parks, weather, and newspaper publishing.
Algebra.com
A dedicated math teacher authored and continues to add content to this site. Topics covered include: Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, and SAT Prep. There are lots of problems, a solution worker, sample SAT tests, and tutorials. The site can be a bit challenging to navigate, but I believe the help your student will receive is worth the effort!
Calculus-Help.com
This site promises to help you survive Calculus! Features a problem each week with answers in plain English. Lots of tutorial help, including online movies!
Dave's Short Trig Course
Does your student want an introduction or basic knowledge of trigonometry without taking a year-long course? This site gives an overview of trig with exercises for you to work on.
Social Studies
Khan Academy Arts & Humanities
Ben's Guide to US government for kids
This site provides learning tools for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. These resources will teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities. And, just as GPO Access provides locator services to U.S. Government sites, Ben's Guide provides a similar service to U.S. Government Web sites developed for kids.
Extra Curricular Activities
Lake County 4-H
Caponi's Cannolis
Offering Drama and Music experiences for children in Clermont
Plaster Cottage
Special Needs
LD Online
LD OnLine offers information to parents with children who have disabilitiesor LD. Including sections on adults with LD, college and college prep, and school to work transition issues.
High School
Course requirements for Bright Futures
This page is designed to help educators, students and their families identify courses which are used to determine a student's initial eligibility for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program and courses applicable toward state university admissions. Select a subject area below to display courses and the areas toward which the courses can be applied. Display specific courses or vocational programs by entering 1 to 7 characters of a course number or vocational program number in the fields provided.
High School Help
Facts.org
FACTS.org is Florida's Academic Counseling and Tracking for Students. Sponsored by the Department of Education and the Florida Center for Advising & Academic Support, this free online advising website helps students plan and track their education progress from middle school through college.
Khan Academy College/Career Help
Khan Academy Economics/Finance
Testing/Evaluations
College Board
register for PSAT and SAT
4Tests.com
This site offers 100% free practice tests (they also offer courses and materials for a fee). They offer many practice tests, but their most popular offerings are GED, SAT, and ACT. When you visit this site, be sure to check out the tutorial section, which has great information covering various things that students sometimes struggle with on these tests.
SAT Registration and Practice
This site allows you to register for an upcoming test date. It also features free practice tests. Be sure to check out the printable SparkCharts for quick access to key study points for many subjects and tests.
ACT
Khan Academy Test Prep
Number2.com
This site provides free test prep for the SAT, ACT and GRE. It also has a free vocabulary builder! If you have a college-bound student, you'll want to take advantage of this site!
StudyHall.com
On this site you'll find a FREE SAT Improvement Course, vocabulary helps, memory improvement tips, speed reading tips, and helpful suggestions for your college-bound student. This site is provided by a SAT Test Prep center in Texas, but the information is valid for everyone preparing to take the PSAT and SAT exams.
Graduation
HomeschoolDiploma.com
your graduation store for diplomas, diploma covers, caps and gown, announcements and invitations, honors items
Field Trips
Florida Secrets
Provides an in-depth and factual insider's guide into the lesser-known, yet unique places, people, and events in Florida. Dining, attractions, fairs, festivals. Great place to look for field trips.
Florida Aquarium
Curriculum and Publishers
ABeka Books
Commonly found in private schools, this program is widely used by home-schooling families. This is a textbook-based curriculum, which is often considered accelerated.
Amanda Bennett's Unit Studies
Most of these unit studies are available on CD-ROM. The Internet is utilized more than library books, which makes finding necessary resources easier and less time-consuming. Various topics/themes are available.
Beautiful Feet Books
autiful Feet offers study guides pertaining to Early American History, World History, Medieval History Through Literature, California History, Geography Through Literature, History of Science Through Literature, History of the Horse Through Literature, and US and World History Through Literature From the Civil War to Vietnam.
Cadron Creek
This is the home of the Prairie Primer. The Prairie Primer is a homeschool unit study, which focuses on the Little House on the Prairie books. In Addition they feature a new study on Anne of Green Gables. Other curriculum is also available.
Calvert
Calvert is ideal for those who want a complete curriculum set. This includes a thorough and easy-to-follow lesson manual plus an optional teacher service. The texts used are secular and are for grades pre-K to grade 8.