Educational Resources


1000 Books Before Kindergarten
(Ages Birth-5) Resources and book lists to help families with young children read 1,000 books before kindergarten.

ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults
(Grades 6 & up) An annual list of the most outstanding YA fiction.

Purdue OWL
(Grades 6 & up) The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional materials, including MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Grades 6 & up) Study guides for help with Shakespeare and English literature, plus history, math, biology, and more.

CIA World Factbook
This source provides information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
A collection of social studies quizzes and games.

Cool Math
(All Ages) This site offers explanations that are easy to grasp on topics like algebra, pre-calculus and more.

Cool Math 4 Kids
(Ages 12 & up) This site is an amusement park of games, lessons and more, designed to teach math and make it.

Cool Math Games
(All ages) This is site is where logic & thinking meets fun & games. The games have no violence, no empty action, just a lot of challenges that will make you forget you're getting a mental workout.

Khan Academy
(All ages) Watch videos and practice your skills for almost any math subject.


(Grades K-5) Easy-to-use resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.

Florida Electronic Library
(Grades 3 & up) Magazines, newspapers, books and more on a variety of topics.

Florida Kids
Information about Florida’s people from 12,000 years ago to the present, people of all cultures who have made our state their home, and other Florida facts.

Library of Congress
(Grades 6 & up) Resources about a broad range of topics and numerous historical primary sources.

Digital Public Library
(Grades 6 & up) Primary and secondary sources provided by partners from numerous museums, libraries, universities, and other institutions.

Florida History Day Resources
Access to online resources relating to the current History Day theme available from the State Library & Archives of Florida.

Khan Academy
Resources on world history all the way back to 600 BCE

Smithsonian: Fun Stuff for Kids and Teens
Online activities and games from the Smithsonian Institute varied themes such as science, nature, technology, art, design, history and culture.

Smithsonian: U.S. History & Culture
The Smithsonian not only explores U.S. history and culture to better understand what it means to be an American, but also examines, explains, and protects cultural heritage in the U.S. and around the world. Search online for information about your specific interest. 


Associated Press News
(Ages 13 & up) The Associated Press is an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting.

New York Times Learning Network
(Ages 13 & up) Via features like writing prompts, contests, discussion forums and lesson plans, this site provides fresh opportunities daily for teenagers to both learn more about what’s happening in the news and raise their voices in response to it.

Scholastic Kids Press
(Ages 10 & up) Scholastic Kids Press is a group of talented Kid Reporters from across the country and around the world. Since 2000, our award-winning young journalists have reported "news for kids, by kids," covering politics, entertainment, the environment, sports, and more in their hometowns and on the national stage.

(Ages 9 & up) Youngzine is a child-centered website that provides articles, images, and videos about world news, science and technology, arts, movies, and books. School-age children are encouraged to respond to the content and may submit articles, short stories and book reviews.
Study materials and practice tests for the ACT.

College Board
Study materials and practice tests for the SAT.

Florida Statewide Assessments Portal
Information about Florida’s Statewide Assessment Program.


Adventures with Books 
(Grades K-8) Adventures with Books is an enrichment program geared towards homeschooled children, run by local moms and sponsored by the Library. The program is free, but you may be asked to help with supplies or snacks. We do welcome younger siblings. For more information, send an email to

STEM in 30 is an Emmy-nominated program for middle school students produced by the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. New episodes are released every month, followed by an Air and Space Live Chat, where you and your students can tune in live and ask our expert your questions.

Florida is a great state to homeschool! There are lots of resources available right in our own local area. Here are a few of them.

  • Homeschool co-ops
  • “Umbrella” schools: private school that offers part-time classes or resources to homeschool families
  • Private tutors

Facebook is a great place to search for tutors, homeschool groups, or co-ops nearby.

  1. File intent to homeschool with your local school district
  2. Maintain portfolio
  3. Evaluation
  4. Familiarize yourself with the statutes
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  • FREE for Florida residents
  • Curriculum created to meet Florida educational standards
  • Each course is taught by a state-certified teacher
  • Available for students K-12
  • Teacher calls and counseling available
  • Finishing the course through FLVS meets evaluation requirements
  • Fully accredited
  • Flex or full-time schedules available

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