The State of Florida and Lee County offer a variety of community groups that provide assistance to home education families.  

Note: These sources are provided only as a reference and should not be considered as an endorsement for or against any of the parties indicated by the Lee County Public School System.

FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES

VALERIE'S HOUSE
Mission: Valerie's House mission is to help children and families work through the loss of a loved one together and go on to live fulfilling lives.  
Vission: Valerie's House vision is that no child will grieve alone.
Contact/more information: [email protected] or www.valerieshouseswfl.org

VALERIE'S HOUSE OPIOID FAMILY GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Where: 1762 Fowler Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
When: 15 Sessions = Twice per Month/every other Saturday
  • April 29
  • May 13 & 27
  • June 10 & 24
  • July 8 & 22
  • August 5 & 19
  • September 16 & 30
  • October 14 & 28
  • November 11
  • December 2 
Time: 2:00-4:00pm
RSVP/More Info: Laura Romig, Director of Care & Compassion, 239-841-9186, [email protected] .  See flyer below.

MEET & GREET
Where: South County Regional Library (21100 Three Oaks Parkway, Estero, FL 33928)
Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Purpose: Get all of your questions answered regarding Homeschooling within Lee County!  Whether you are considering Lee County, Florida Unschoolers, Private School or a Hybrid option, available resources and suggestions will be shared by current, active homeschooling families.  Learn the process to enroll and withdraw your student from public/private education as well as understand your responsiblities as per FL Statute 1002.41.  This is an interactive meeting so please bring any and all questions!!! This event is for all of us to gain better knowledge, specifically the new homeschooling families looking to start their homeschooling journey.  Please share this event in all Lee County Homeschooling groups.

MEET & GREET
Where: Karma & Coconuts (1112 SE 47th Terrace Unit E, Cape Coral, FL 33904)
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Time: 6:45-7:45pm
More information: Lynda Mastronardo, [email protected] 
Purpose: Get all of your questions answered regarding Homeschooling within Lee County!  Whether you are considering Lee County, Florida Unschoolers, Private School or a Hybrid option, available resources and suggestions will be shared by current, active homeschooling families.  Learn the process to enroll and withdraw your student from public/private education as well as understand your responsiblities as per FL Statute 1002.41.  This is an interactive meeting so please bring any and all questions!!! This event is for all of us to gain better knowledge, specifically the new homeschooling families looking to start their homeschooling journey.  Please share this event in all Lee County Homeschooling groups.

CHESF MEET & GREET
Where: Lakes Regional Park (7330 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33908)
Site: Pavilion D 
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Time: ?
Purpose:  Learn about the many resources available to homeschooling families in our area and understand the steps we all must take when choosing the best option for our homeschooling programs.  This is an interactive event so please bring any and all questions, whether you are a current homeschool family, Florida Unschoolers, Private School or Hybrid option, or new homeschooling families looking to start their homeschooling journey.  Please share this event in all Lee County Homeschooling groups.

CHESF MEET & GREET
Where: Legacy Church (21115 Design Parc Lane, Estero, FL 33928)
Date: Monday, August 13, 2018 (generally the second Monday of every month)
Time: 7:00pm
Purpose: Learn about the many resources available to homeschooling families in our area and understand the steps we all must take when choosing the best option for our homeschooling programs.  This is an interactive event so please bring any and all questions, whether you are a current homeschool family, Florida Unschoolers, Private School or Hybrid option, or new homeschooling families looking to start their homeschooling journey.  Please share this event in all Lee County Homeschooling groups.

COLLEGE & CAREER READINESS

Adult Education Program
Who: Any student age 16 and older interested in earning the State of Florida high school diploma.
Registration: Begins August 7, 2018
More Information: Please call Adult Education Department directly at 239-939-6310 or visit their website, http://www.leeschools.net/general-education-development-ged .