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Any moms from FL? suggestions on umbrella school?
by krysxo
June 13, 2013 at 12:05 AM
Price is my main concern. Just heard this umbrella option is the best for fl homeschooling mamas. I dont need free but im homeschooling 2 kids. Their curriculum is all paid for. Im not doing a full christian
curriculum (sotw, bible studies, bju science, and other presshill press) rest is secular.

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  • krysxo
    by krysxo
    June 13, 2013 at 12:07 AM
    Ive heard alot about homeschool life academy? Ive emailed them but worried on price.. any other GOOD options?
  • coala
    by coala
    June 13, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    I know of several in the Central Fl area.

  • krysxo
    by krysxo
    June 13, 2013 at 12:40 AM
    Im in hillsborough. But from my understanding alot do state wide?
  • romacox
    by romacox
    June 13, 2013 at 6:27 AM


    Here is a list of Umbrella Schools in Florida.  Also you might contact your district coordinator or a home school co-op near you for suggestions as to which one they like. 

  • coala
    by coala
    June 13, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    We have a mom in our HS group who runs an unbrella school and many of our local members go through her.  I am with midfloridahomeschoolers.....it is a yahoo group.  There is also Circle and and many others.  Most private schools have an umbrella option.  I haven't found anything for less than a $1,000 dollars.  Sadly, I can't remember if that was a month or for the year.  I stopped listening when they gave me the total.


    Quoting krysxo:

    Im in hillsborough. But from my understanding alot do state wide?



  • kmath
    by kmath
    June 13, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Why do you say the umbrella school is the best option?  Just wondering cause I hadn't heard that.


    Quoting krysxo:

    Price is my main concern. Just heard this umbrella option is the best for fl homeschooling mamas. I dont need free but im homeschooling 2 kids. Their curriculum is all paid for. Im not doing a full christian
    curriculum (sotw, bible studies, bju science, and other presshill press) rest is secular.



  • romacox
    by romacox
    June 13, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Some prefer the umbrella schools, but not everyone does.  It is a matter of preference.   


    Quoting kmath:

    Why do you say the umbrella school is the best option?  Just wondering cause I hadn't heard that.


    Quoting krysxo:

    Price is my main concern. Just heard this umbrella option is the best for fl homeschooling mamas. I dont need free but im homeschooling 2 kids. Their curriculum is all paid for. Im not doing a full christian
    curriculum (sotw, bible studies, bju science, and other presshill press) rest is secular.





  • krysxo
    by krysxo
    June 13, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    The FL homeschool groups Im in, perfer going it umbrella school style since you do not have to do the yearly evaluations/portfolios.  All you report is attendance and some of the schools do 2x a year on grades, and you get support and a "real" diploma? Not sure on the later one, as Im still researching this umbrella option. The ones I have heard the most of is: Florida Unschoolers (which is free) and home life academy ( I was told 150 for 2 of my girls) and they do payment plans.

  • Maridel
    by Maridel
    June 13, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    Hmm... I read once when I was looking at them of one that was completely free, sponsored by a former homeschooler who wanted to give back. But I don't remember the name. sorry, try googling. 


    I don't know of any others, we just do the option where we send notice of intent, keep a portfolio, and send in annual evaluations. I prefer that than having to keep attendance for an umbrella school.

  • Maridel
    by Maridel
    June 13, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    OH yea I think that was the one, Florida Unschoolers


    Quoting krysxo:

    The FL homeschool groups Im in, perfer going it umbrella school style since you do not have to do the yearly evaluations/portfolios.  All you report is attendance and some of the schools do 2x a year on grades, and you get support and a "real" diploma? Not sure on the later one, as Im still researching this umbrella option. The ones I have heard the most of is: Florida Unschoolers (which is free) and home life academy ( I was told 150 for 2 of my girls) and they do payment plans.



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