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Florida Unschoolers


Florida Unschoolers

This is for unschoolers in Florida to connect

Location: Florida
Members: 133
Latest Activity: Feb 24

Discussion Forum

Where in Florida are y'all?

Started by Arp. Last reply by Jana Fonseca Oct 23, 2013. 32 Replies

New to Florida (Miami) ... desperately seeking friends

Started by jenni.feingold. Last reply by gloria prahl Jun 17, 2013. 3 Replies

Sarasota Families....

Started by Marlene Portalatin. Last reply by Jessica Sullivan Mar 5, 2013. 9 Replies

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Comment by Kerrie Ware on February 21, 2014 at 7:36am

Live in Citrus County and need to know how to follow reporting requirements

as Unschooler through Florida Unschoolers, instead of using yearly teacher evaluations/testing. They have tendency not to understand breaking AWAY from the boundaries of required subjects, textbooks and the like. We adhere to 180 days and do some online schooling which reports to district, but are still under the Homeschool umbrella so are required for yearly reporting evaluations. Want to free-up. What do I need to do for the local school district to recognize we are schooling and still adhere to the law?


Comment by Yvette Mitjans on September 29, 2012 at 8:08pm

This is the web link to Florida Unschoolers Umbrella School that we are with.  There's no fee to join.  No portfolio's to keep.  No yearly evaluations required. You only have to report 180 days per school year, whatever you deem a school year (6 months, year round schooling, etc).  Check it out!  :)


Comment by Kim on September 29, 2012 at 1:25pm

Can someone tell me the name/link of an umbrella school?  I saw it here and some other posts but can't seem to find their website.  It is "Alternative or Alternate Education xxx".  They charge $25 yearly or something like that.

I'm trying to decide which umbrella to register in and I remember reading about this one.  Any other recommended umbrella schools?

Comment by Phyllis Frostman on September 8, 2012 at 2:36pm

Hi everyone, we are just north of Tampa and regularly travel to surrounding areas.  Our 3 kids are turning 14 this month, and we are considering several different adventures to celebrate their birthday.  One is a zip line tour near Ocala, another idea is Universal Studios (again).  Does anyone know of anything else that would fun for 14 year old? 

Comment by Kati Laura on September 6, 2012 at 9:34pm

Just a reminder that the Florida Unschooling Conference is in less than 6 weeks and registration closes at the end of the month!  Florida Unschooling Conference- Un in the Sun!

Comment by Robin Allen on March 24, 2012 at 8:21pm

It was great seeing you and Timmy again.  We will schedule another beach day next month. Hope to see you there!

Comment by Katrina Shultz on March 22, 2012 at 9:48am

Hey Robin!  It was great to see you & your family Tues.!  We really enjoyed seeing you all, glad we made it!

Comment by Vicki Gray on March 20, 2012 at 8:08am


The first year we homeschooled, we used the evaluation option for the county (Volusia).  The following year when it came time for the evaluation, I found myself dreading it so we switched to an umbrella school.  Since an umbrella school looks like a private school as far as the county is concerned, they no longer cared about the evaluation as my son was no longer enrolled with them.

Unschooling has been smooth sailing since!


Comment by Katrina Shultz on March 20, 2012 at 4:40am

Hey Robin,  not sure we will make it this morning after all.  Timmy was up half the night, didn't feel well.  I think I still have your number & will try to call you later.

Thanks, Katrina

Comment by Gina on March 19, 2012 at 9:24pm
Thanks Robin. That is probably the route we'll take moving forward. If we joined an umbrella school right now, do you know if we can forego the annual evaluation?

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