Welcome to H.E.A.R.T.
Whether you're new to homeschooling, or already homeschooling but new to the Marion County, H.E.A.R.T. Inc. is a group that can help you on your journey.
We are NOT a private/academic school, often referred to as Umbrella Schools.
Each family in our group is independently responsible for the education of their children, their choice of curriculum, and record keeping.
Our group provides the platform for people to exchange ideas, resources, personal experiences, and at times benefit from group rates or discounts.
Thanks to some of our members who volunteer their time, we're also able to provide various social, academic, and sporting events. These activities give our homeschool children the opportunity to come together with other children.
You must be a member to participate in our events and activities.
To become a member, click on "Join" - located at the top right of this page.
We accept membership year-round.
We look forward to getting to know you and your family!
- The 2019-2020 HEART Board
H.E.A.R.T. Members and Potential Members
Registration for the 2019 - 2020 school year is now open!
Returning Members: Sign in using your username and password. Click on "Members" --> "Renew Membership" - located on the left sidebar --> Complete Renewal Survey --> Pay membership dues (follow instructions below)
New Members: Click on "Join" - located at the top right of this page.
If paying membership dues ($45) via check please send to the following address: PO Box 830004, Ocala, FL 34483 or pay using the link below.
Pay Membership Dues Here
2019 - 2020 Board Members
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!
- Ruth Ann Velazquez - Chair
- Angel Shaw - Vice Chair
- - Member Liaison
- Lindsey Wood - Activities Coordinator
- Debby Jones - Secretary
Helpful Links for Homeschoolers
MISSION STATEMENT: 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, all in accordance with Judeo-Christian principles.
Home Educators' Voice at The Capitol-Brenda Dickinson
Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit 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.