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  • Samantha Eason, M.Ed.

Lakeland, Polk County, Florida Homeschool Resources

Susan Chesser of Chesser Music Studio, , has compiled an extensive list of resources for families in Polk County. This list is posted and updated in the Polk County Homeschoolers FB Group. If you live in the area, I encourage you to join us!

Social co-ops

Lighthouse Homeschoolers (faith based)

Journey Homeschoolers (faith based)

Lakeland Secular Homeschoolers, mostly ages 10+

Central Florida Homeschool Club (Haines City)

First HUG (faith based), Auburndale

Academic co-ops

Classical Conversations (faith based), multiple locations

Journey Homeschoolers (faith based)

Thrive, meets in Winter Haven

Classical Conversations, multiple communities, see website for details

Umbrella schools, part time schools, etc



Branch Christian Academy

Calvary Baptist Church Academy (Friday School). Art Drama Band Choir

Dance classes

Highland School of Dance

Ultimate Dance Center


Spirit Gymnastics, Winter Haven Tues/Thus 9:30a

Highland School of Dance

Elite World Gymnastics


Chesser Music Studio, North Lakeland, piano only

Lakeland School of Music (downtown), ukulele, guitar, drums, piano

Sarah Wiersema, piano only in Winter Haven

Homeschool Symphony

Mysti’s Music Studio, piano only

Lake Wales Art Center

Izza Lotta Music Homeschool Band

Eloise Art Center


Art Centric

Lake Wales Art Center


Timbernook West Central Florida

Deep Roots Nature School

Wild & Free, every other Friday Wild + Free Lakeland

Circle B Bar Reserve

Homegrown 4H


Scout troops

American Heritage Girls (faith-based), troops in Plant City, Auburndale, and Winter Haven.

Bartow Cub Scout part 147


Lakeland Homeschool PE Co-op, $5/per student/per year

Homeschoolers Walk

Polk County Homeschool Recess

Winter Haven Homeschool Running Club


Winter Haven Theater

Lakeland Community Theater

Lake Wales Theater

Homeschool Enrichment Classes

Main Street Auxiliary Academy

Homeschool Connection (Winter Haven)

Dueling K Performance Horses

Explorations V



Sew Unique Sewing Homeschool classes

Lakeland Academy of Arts

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