**Disclaimer: All information presented on this blog is based on our best understanding of current homeschool laws in the state of Florida at the time of each posting, and in particular the homeschool laws for Hillsborough County, where Class Source is located. However, we are not legal experts, and the information posted in this group does not constitute legal advice. Homeschool laws can vary by county and state. If you are uncertain of the homeschool regulations and requirements in your area, please verify using your local resources. The HSLDA website has a resource which allows you to look up homeschool laws by state, and is a good place to start: https://hslda.org/legal.**
This week's FAQ is:
Can homeschoolers participate in sports and extracurriculars?
Yes! Section 1006.15 F.S. requires that home-educated students be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities within the public school system. There are also homeschool-centered athletics and extracurricular programs available in the Tampa area, including Tampa H.E.A.T (which offers sports leagues, extracurriculars, and other classes) and DeArmon CAST (which provides musical theatre instruction for home-educated students). There are also plenty of local groups and co-ops which organize extracurricular activities such as P.E. or music classes, choirs, book clubs, field trips, and more.
If you want more info on Homeschooling in Florida, we've just started a Homeschool Q&A group on Facebook! You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HomeschoolQATampaBay/.