If you would like to join BHCFL, please follow the listed steps.
1) Schedule a screening interview.
2) Once you get the all clear from your screening interview, you will need to order background checks for all adults participating in BHCFL. You may get a background check for $25 through this link. Please go to the Certified/Non-Certified section to order your report.
3) You must submit a cleared background check to the BHCFL President at President@blackhomeschoolerscfl.com. Once you receive an email or call that your background check is all clear, please make your Annual Dues Payment on the Home Page. Scroll to the very bottom to find the payment menu.
4) Please read and sign our Participation Policy.
5) Fill out your Member Registration Forms online
6) Fill out your Online Travel & Trip Liability Form. Please fill one out for each family member and then press submit.
7) Fill out your Media Release Form. Please fill one out for each family member and then press submit.
8) Fill out your COVID-19 Liability Waiver. This one form covers your entire family.
9) Fill out and sign a BHCFL Sports Waiver, one for each participant.
10) Get your BHCFL Gear!
Home Education is a parent-directed educational option that satisfies the requirement for regular school attendance. Florida Laws protecting home education became effective in 1985. Parents have the freedom to determine their child's educational path and the plan for reaching their goals. Students have the opportunity to explore and learn at their own pace, in any location or at any time. Home education students are able to enter institutions of higher learning and are eligible to participate in the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
The ease of starting a homeschool does not always translate into the ease of running and/or maintaining a homeschool. BHCFL Parent Workshops provide Parent Educators the information and guidance needed in a 6-week workshop and yearly coaching, to ensure a rich, progressive learning experience, so that no homeschooled child will be left behind.
If you'd like to join the Building B.L.O.C.K.S. workshop series to help you build your homeschool, click below to get signed up.
To make an even larger impact in our community, we have partnered with Google in order to create more equitable access to opportunity and advancement and remove structural barriers that have disproportionately hindered our Black talent from joining the middle class.
Together, we are preparing youth and adults in our communities for high-paying jobs in the fast-growing fields of data analytics, digital marketing & e-commerce, user experience (UX) design, project management, and IT support. This Scholarship to gain Certification is free and there is no prior knowledge needed.
Thanks to generous support from Grow With Google, Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. (BHCFL) is distributing free Google Career Certificate scholarships to not only homeschooling youth and parents, but to our entire community! Interested in this opportunity? Fill out this application to be considered for a Google Career Certificate scholarship!
We are an EHEP Partner Hub!
What does that mean?
Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida, Inc. has opted to serve as a distribution hub for a localized version of the Equity in Home Education Program in 2023. This will provide underrepresented Florida homeschooling families from minority and low income backgrounds with more accessible options for receiving aid, including pick-up and a city-wide volunteer kit distribution day.
How do I qualify?
We do require a few things before handing over aid. This includes an agreement that certifies that you are a current homeschooler, you will provide a photo upon receiving your Homeschool Kit, and you will use the items we provide for homeschool use. After agreeing to our terms, you can begin to select aid.
What will I receive in the Homeschool Kit?
Supplies will vary depending on your family's need. Available items include tablets, laptops, printers, earbuds, pencil cases, pencils, backpacks, notebooks, colored pencils, calculators, and pencil sharpeners.
You said we can receive even more?
Yes! As a recipient of our Homeschool Kits, you also qualify to receive exclusive access to Canary Academy's online community with free access to classes, books, clubs, and more. www.canaryacademyonline.org
President's Volunteer Service Award
An initiative of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation
Service usually springs from selflessness, but the President of the United States wants to recognize volunteers just the same. That's why the President's Volunteer Service Award was created. It is a national honor bestowed upon those who have sustained service to their communities.
We are excited to show the world what our volunteers and organization are doing!
The willingness of our nation’s citizens to service others plays a large role in what makes this country so great. BHCFL is providing an opportunity for you to be recognized for your work in the community.
About this Scholarship
Education for Liberation! Afrocentric Learning Curriculum and Classes.
Liberated Minds provides a tapestry of culturally rich educational events, conferences, forums
WOKE Homeschooling provides resources for parents to educate socially-conscious children who will grow to become wise and knowledgeable world-changers. The curriculum is adaptable for children in grades 3 through 7.
Sankofa Science Solutions provides opportunities of laboratory and in-the-field learning that activates within each child the ability to be innovative and creative in the fields of STEM, utilizing African Science that is relevant to the 21st Century Learner
Sankofa Club supplies culturally relevant content related to the global Black community, well before colonialism and into the present era.
We provide Kindergarten-12th grade homeschool students a variety of flexible options, offering choices in course schedule and pace. Create or complement your home education curriculum with a range of courses, planning your own schedule with support from our certified teachers and counselors.
Florida Homeschooling Laws
Portfolio Evaluator and Umbrella School option
Portfolio Evaluations for all Florida and Virginia Counties.
Florida Unschoolers is a private umbrella school focused on independent home education, serving unschoolers and other home educators all across Florida. It is private school enrollment for attendance purposes while you support your particular child's learning at home.
A community cultural event hosted by Black Homeschoolers of Central Florida the last week in February. Vendors from every facet of the community are in attendance offering resources and information. Children's Activities, Youth Entrepreneurs, Workshops, Entertainment, and more.
Annual Homeschool EXPO that connects families who are actively seeking to learn, share, and collectively engage in an authentic community with the common goal of creating a reality where every Black child has the opportunity to experience the quality of education they deserve.
FPEA's annual Homeschool Convention is usually at Gaylord Palms Orlando or Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando and has hundreds of vendors, programs, and a graduation ceremony for graduating seniors.
Gives personalized guidance and legal protection for your homeschool.
Home Education District Contacts for Florida Counties
Each district has a home education contact who works with homeschooling families regarding home education programs.
Scholarships to give Florida Students Educational Options
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD®) is the nation's leading treatment provider with over 30 years of experience.