Tampa Bay Area 

HomeSchool Resource Guide

"Education is the passport to the future......."

FunCation Academy 
presents...

Below you will find the definition of all of the icons found in the Guide.

 Welcome Homeschooling Family!

As an educational resource company designed for homeschoolers, FunCation Academy has created a local Resource Guide to provide a place where homeschooling families can come together as ONE community and share all of the amazing resources that are available to us right here in Tampa Bay. With over 15,000 homeschooling families in the Tampa Bay Area, we want to make it easier for new and current homeschooling families to find resources, activities, groups, co-ops, field trip and much more in one easy-to-use guide. We will constantly update the Resource Guide as we continue to discover new resources and companies that provide services for the Tampa Bay Area homeschooling community.

Our Mission is to MASTER:
 Maintain the highest level of excellence, Academically challenge our students, Support Homeschool Moms, Teach using cutting-edge technology, Excite our students, Respond to the needs of our homeschool community.

Portfolio Evaluator

Special Needs

Facebook

Sibling Discount

Miscellaneous

Class

Curriculum

Facebook/Support

Tutors

Religious

Secular

Price for service

Email address

Co-Op

Company website

Business number

Umbrella School

Field Trip

$20 annual membership fee, $35 per family per semester for access to classes + the cost of each individual class.

Hearts of  Wesley Chapel Co-Op

Sheryl Alvarez

Wesley Chapel

Friday PATH Co-Op

2102 Bell Shoals Rd, Brandon Fl 33511

Suzanne Nunn

Think Co-Op

Prices Vary

Odessa, FL 33556

Erika Greelish

Think Co-Op offers a variety of classes for children ages 4-17, led by professional teachers and/or other member parents.

$10 

They serve children from nursery to 12. They meet every Friday from 8:30am-12:00 pm. You must be a member of F.I.S.H.

Our mission is to build a community of homeschooling families for support and socialization with enrichment classes, field trips, and other social activities.

thinkcoop@gmail.com

fillyxyz@yahoo.com

(813)-689-4229

shnunn@yahoo.com

Upon Request

Cost is $35 per semester + class fee and/or materials. Parents must teach 3-4 classes.

$65 family members, some activities require additional fees

Growing Great Moms and Minds
Tampa Bay Heat

Holiday, FL

1011 Knowles Rd, Brandon Fl 33511

We are a Christian Home School & Stay at Home moms group.
We offer monthly support meetings, educational field trips, family activities, bible studies, service opportunities, & moms nights out. We also offer Co-Op classes for students in K-12th grade.

Tampa  Bay Heat offers Sports (age 4 thru competitive High School), academics, clubs, field trips, social events, extracurriculars, Homeschool 101, Moms Support, and PE

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carmen.c.burnett@gmail.com

727-514-1475

tampabayheat@gmail.com

813-361-5433

 

Prices Vary (Activities require additional fees)

 

Tampa Bay Heat

 

Tampa Covenant Homeschoolers

1011 Knowles Rd, Brandon Fl 33511

Wings of Service

13320 Lake Magdalene Blvd. Tampa FL, 33618

Prices Vary

Donations

Wings of Service is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to building opportunities for meaningful local and global service projects for students ages 5-18 years old. Wings of Service projects will prepare students for civic and social responsibility and fulfill rel needs in increasingly diverse and complex local and global communities.

We are a group of homeschool families who enjoy encouraging each other by sharing our time, talents, wisdom and resources. We offer field trip opportunities in addition to other services.

Tampa  Bay Heat offers field trips, social events, and extracurricular activities among other things.

admin@tampacovenanthomeschoolers.com
www.wingsofservice.org

tampabayheat@gmail.com

813-361-5433

Upon Request

Prices vary depending on the event

$6 per student, $9 per chaperones

$9 per child

Think Co-Op
Challenge Island St. Pete

1134 21st Avenue North, Saint Petersburg FL 33704

Erika Greelish

Tampa History Center

Leah Rise

Odessa, FL 33556

Brian Buttafuoco

801 Old Water Street Tampa, FL 33602

The Tampa History Center offers field trips for students ages 3-12. The tour lasts 1 1/2 hour. Students will explore some of the significant people, ideas and events that have helped shape our region and our state.

Think offers periodic field trips and other outings such as park days, tween/teen games, and movie night. They serve children ages 4-17.

Challenge Island is an internationally acclaimed enrichment program that provides Cross-Curricular STEAM experiences to kids ages 4 to 14. Inspired by a popular reality TV show, Challenge Island has kids dividing into tribes and taking on exciting creative and critical thinking challenges set on a wide array of thematic island destinations (like Hollywood Island, Time Machine Island, and Rainforest Island). We offer FieldTrips/Workshops, Vacation Camps, Family Nights, Kidz nights out and many more exciting and enriching opportunities.

www.tampabayhistorycenter.org

bbuttafuoco@tampabayhistorycenter.org

thinkcoop@gmail.com

(813) 675-8960

(727)-599-6677

Upon Request

Upon Request

$25 per student,$100 family maximum

15028 Meadowlake St., Odessa Fl 33556

KimberleeBee
Teresa Robinson

$35 per child, $5 each additional child

11209 Jim Jordan Rd. Dade City, FL 33525

Lisa Duane

Stress-free homeschool Evaluations for your family. I am a homeschooling mother of 8 with experience in the classroom and out. Florida Certified Teacher; Secondary Education-English and ESOL Endorsement. I offer convenient email/phone evaluations.

4025 Red Fox Court, Wesley Chapel FL 33543

KimberleeBee provides portfolio evaluations, PIAT testing as well as other standardized testing options. I am a direct provider with the Gardiner Scholarship.

$40-$75

I am a certified teacher (and homeschooling mom) and I do portfolio reviews. A portfolio review is one way to satisfy the annual evaluation requirement for homeschoolers. It is a sampling of your child's work from throughout the school year. Call, text , or email and we can set up a date and a place to meet.

Kimberleebee@outlook.com

813-300-9833

Lisa7dunne@yahoo.com

813-787-5797

csigirl1023@gmail.com

813-727-6951

 

 

Learning, Language, and Literacy

1507 Crossridge Dr. Brandon, FL 33510

Sheryl Alvarez

Wesley Chapel, FL 33545

Sarah Bozzuto

9307 Stone River Place Riverview, FL 33578

Daryl A. Everett

$40 in person, $30 digital ( travel fees apply to more than 30 minutes of travel each way from my home)

I will meet with you and your student to review your educational log and portfolio samples. You can also choose digital, a perfect option for families who prefer to keep a digital record of the portfolios by way of photographs, scanned images, and albums. You send me the logs and samples, or a link to the album and I review them while you go about your day. We schedule a time for a phone or video chat with the student to finalize the review.

Prices Vary

$25 for the first child and $20 for siblings.

A former elementary classroom teacher, I offer portfolio evaluations as well as additional homeschooling guidance through the year.

Evaluator for homeschool families.

msdarylsigns@gmail.com

904-419-9464

813-505-9800

fillyxyz@yahoo.com

Upon Request

Upon Request

Tampa Covenant Homeschoolers

 3713 W Dale Ave, Tampa, FL 33609

13320 Lake Magdalene Blvd. Tampa, FL 33618

Bricks 4 Kidz
Mosi

4801 E.Fowler Ave. Tampa FL 33617

Prices Vary

Prices vary

Prices Vary

We offer a variety of programs from camps, workshops, classes, robotics, and much more We are devoted to providing an extraordinary atmosphere for children, where they can learn, build, and play with LEGO Bricks

MOSI is a non-profit, community-based institution and educational resource that is dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge, and understanding of science, industry, and technology. MOSI's core ideology is to make a difference in people's lives by making science real for people of all ages and backgrounds.They offer classes for children from pre-school to high school.

We are a group of homeschool families who enjoy encouraging each other by sharing our time, talents, wisdom and resources. We offer a variety of classes for pre-k through high school students, as well as parent classes.

https://www.mosi.org/programs/

admin@tampacovenanthomeschoolers.com

813-545-4282

(813)987-6000

Cokers Karate Florida

4195-F 54th Avenue N. St. Petersburg, FL 33714

My Clever Canvas

Mary Humphrey

30546 Animation Lane Wesley Chapel, FL 33545

Warrior Martial Arts

We offer karate, kickboxing, self defense, and bully prevention classes for ages 4 and up. We offer full and half day summer camps, parents' night out events and more. We also have 2 classrooms plus a large multi-purpose room that we can rent out for groups to offer co-ops, classes, etc. We can also come to your group and do seminars, group talks on self-defense and bullying prevention, as well as team building workshops.

$60 one time registration fee and $50 a month per child (registration fee includes uniform, belt, and t-shirt).

Jill Eshleman

324 W. Robertson St. Brandon, FL 33511

We provide art classes for kids from Pre-K through Middle School as well as teaching canvas painting classes a few times per month. The kids art classes range in groups by age/grade. We can make exceptions to keep siblings together if possible.

Coker's Karate Florida offers a martial arts class designed for homeschoolers. This class is for children ages 5-13 and meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 11AM to 11:45AM.

Depends on the service. Average is $17 per month for 2 classes

Prices Vary

momma2lincoop@tampabay.rr.com

813-409-7813

wmawarriors@gmail.com

813-447-5801

cokerskaratefl@gmail.com

727-219-7409

Upon Request

Upon         Request

Learning Language Literacy

Daryl A. Everett

Prices vary

1507 Crossridge Dr. Brandon, FL 33510

Sign language makes a great addition to your current homeschool curriculum. Ms. Daryl can tailor a basic sign class to the needs of your homeschool group.

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msdarylsigns@gmail.com

904-419-9464

Upon Request

Prices vary and scholarships are available

CIEE

300 Fore St. Portland, ME 04101

Lori Brown

Education First High School Exchange Year

Tarsha Ahmad

P.O. BOX 15263 St. Petersburg, FL 33733

No charge for hosting a student

Volunteer your heart, time, and home! Hosting with EF allows Host Families to participate in designed field trips at the same cost as exchange students. Earn discounts on travel for you and your family, just by being a host family! Restrictions apply.

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We offer partial and full scholarships for American students to go abroad.

lori.brown.ciee@gmail.com

727-678-4416

727-642-7113

tarshacares@gmail.com

$7.99/month family membership, curriculum prices vary

FunCation Academy

Tampa, FL

Local Features: 

We also offer our local Tampa Bay residents monthly field trips. Non FunCation Academy members are welcomed to participate in our field trips. Field trip fees vary.

Our Membership features:
  1. Online FunClubs  
  2. Online Learning Clubs  
  3. Online Study Groups  
  4. Student Activities  
  5. FunRewards & Prizes            
  6. Additional Educational Resources  
  7. Live Homeschool Support  
  8. Referral Program  
  9. Contest & Challenges         
  10. K-5 Lesson Plan Library  
  11. Reading Book Report Program

We are an educational resource company designed for the homeschooling community with an exciting and engaging K-12 curriculum and membership. Our membership is uniquely designed to engage students with features beyond the lessons. In addition to their core curriculum, students will have the opportunity to participate in online interest-based clubs, academic clubs, discussion groups, and study groups. Students will also have access to age-appropriate independent student activities, exceptional online educational websites, FunRewards, and prizes.





























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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Our Curriculum features:
  1. Online, Guided, & Self-Paced
  2. Complete college-prep curriculum for K-12
  3. Customized curriculum for each student
  4. Online pre-assessment to create a tailor-made learning path
  5. Animation that matures with each grade level
  6. Progress & Grade Reports
  7. Core Subjects for K-8 (Math. Reading, Language Arts)
  8. Core Subjects for 9-12 (Math, English, Science, History)
  9. Over 130 Electives for 8-12
  10. Requires no additional curriculum (i.e workbooks, textbooks, etc.)

membersupport@funcationacademy.com

813-922-2744

Upon Request

Varies by grade

2655 Ulmerton Road Suite 402

Clearwater, FL 33672

Allendale Academy

Ray Collins

Varies by grade

Florida Freedom Academy

Donna Gunn

2215 Madaca Ln, Suite 107 Land O' Lakes FL 34639

Florida Academy of Excellence

Pasco County, FL

Prices Vary

Allendale Academy provides the registration and documentation (report cards, attendance forms, and transcripts) to satisfy most state’s requirements for private education. We provide, upon request, guidelines for scope and sequence as well as suggestions concerning available curricula

Florida Academy of Excellence is a brand new option for home-educating your Florida students. We are a private school, registered with the Florida Department of Education, but YOU, the parent maintain complete control over your child's education.

Florida Freedom Academy supports your freedom to home educate in Florida. You choose your own curriculum and methods. We also offer dual enrollment at HCC, SPC, PHSC, and Marchman Technical College, as well as offering FLVS classes. Tuition includes transcripts, counseling, record keeping, and entry into the Bright Futures system.

http://allendaleacademy.com/wordpress/

info@floridafreedomacademy.com

813-416-0745

admin@allendaleacademy.com

(727) 531-2481

Learning, Language, and Literacy
Advanced Learners

Clearwater, FL 33761

1507 Crossridge Dr. Brandon, FL 33510

Daryl A. Everett

2519 N. McMullen Booth Rd. Suite 510-278

Prices vary

Ms. Daryl provides remote or face-to-face proofreading and editing help. She is certified in English 6-12 in the state of Florida.

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We offer basic tutoring, private tutoring, S.O.S skills, target tutoring, and test prep tutoring for students in grades K-12, among other services.

904-419-9464

msdarylsigns@gmail.com

1866-358-8867

Tampa Bay Homeschooled Teens
Tampa Bay Homeschool Families
Homeschooling Dyslexic Kids
Black Homeschool Families Uniting (Tampa, FL)

This is a homeschool group that promotes B.L.A.C.K.N.E.S.S (Bringing Love & Assurance to our Children through Kindness, Nurturing, Education, Socialization, and Simplicity). We believe educational knowledge, wisdom, and sense of Self is power! We hope to promote a strong sense of pride in our children to help strengthen, grow and raise them to love who they will become.

This group provides a way for local Tampa Bay families homeschooling their teens/pre-teens (11+) to connect on Facebook. This is YOUR forum, please use it to post events, arrange meetups, and share resources and links suitable for a teen audience and/or specific to the needs and well-being of the homeschool community at large.

This group is a support group where we can be free to speak our heart and mind on the subject of dyslexia and our children. Please be considerate of one another. We are here to lift one another up and help to lighten a load of others just starting out. I know it's a fine line for some or our moms who are also therapist/tutors and we appreciate that you are here as mom first.

A way for local Tampa Bay families homeschooling their children to connect on Facebook. This page should be used to post events, share resources, and share links that are specific to the needs and well-being of the homeschool community at large. 

North Tampa Homeschool Friends Facebook Group
Clearwater FL Homeschoolers & Unschoolers
St. Pete Homeschoolers Facebook Group

Hernando Homeschool Families

This is a support group for Clearwater, FL Homeschoolers and Unschoolers. We are inclusive of  all no matter what curriculum (or free form practice in the case of unschoolers), of any religion or lack of it, and all ages are welcomed.

We are a group of homeschooling families, local to Saint Petersburg, FL, that are interested in meeting new friends, learning together, and sharing in our home-education journeys. Families from neighboring cities are welcome to join, with the understanding that we as a group operate primarily in St. Pete (an amazing city, with loads to offer homeschooling families!).

A secular homeschool group for Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties offering a place to coordinate and set-up homeschool activities, field trips, etc.

North Tampa Homeschool Friends is a playgroup that meets at parks and other fun places in North Tampa, with the goal of letting the kids have free play, and building lasting friendships!

Tampa Bay Secular Homeschool Families
Tampa Bay Area Homeschooler
Tampa Homeschoolers
Brandon Area Homeschool Families

The Tampa Bay Area Homeschooler group is for communication among homeschool families. For current and new members, we look forward to your posts about co-ops, game days, park days, classes, events, and even questions pertaining to homeschooling in general.

This is a group for homeschooling families intended to provide support for each other. Please adhere to the following. This is a secular group meaning “not overtly or specifically religious”. We welcome ALL homeschoolers, all faiths and no faith.

The Brandon Area Homeschool Families Group is a smaller group from Tampa Bay Homeschool Families. This group is another way for local Brandon, Riverview, Valrico, Seffner and Plant City families homeschooling their children to connect on Facebook regardless of their individual homeschool groups. This page should be used to post events, share resources, and share links that are specific to the needs and well-being of the home school community at large.

This Facebook group page is here to serve as support for those who would like to stay connected and share ideas and interests about homeschooling.

.....For tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today".