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All-County and All-State Music Programs

In 1996 the Legislature passed the "Craig Dickinson Act" Fl.St. 232.425 pertaining to interscholastic extracurricular student activities. As that time, the athletic and music programs were part of the Florida High School Activities Association (FHSAA). In 1997 the Legislature passed a law that would reorganize the FHSAA and made that organization responsible for athletic activities only. During the 1997-98 school year the Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA) took over the responsibility of overseeing public school music activities and created a new organization, similar in structure to FHSAA to do the job. This new organization was incorporated under the name of Florida School Music Association (FSMA). Read more...

Extra Curricular Activities

Home-educated students in Florida have the opportunity to participate in Extracurricular activities. Florida Statutes 232.425, known as the Craig Dickinson Act, guarantees this opportunity. However, this was not always the case. The following is a history of HEF's work toward achieving this goal. Read more

Stand for Freedom

Some veteran home educators seem to take a firm stand on principles that others don't even recognize as issues. Is it that they are just stubborn, rebellious or cantankerous? Probably not. It's just that they had to live through the history and, like many of the WWII veterans, they had to fight for their freedom. My father and father-in-law both fought in WWII. They tell stories that make it hard for me to imagine what it must have been like to watch a whole platoon die in a matter of hours or to find out that when your plane was shot down only three of the 12-member crew survived. I hear, but since I didn't experience it, I really can't understand.



Safeguarding Home Education Freedoms At A Local Level

Challenges faced on local levels have been varied, and so have the perspectives and methods used by home educating parents who have addressed them. There are several elements, though, that seem to be common to a successful outcome. Read more...