Family Tree Private School is a private school listed with the Florida Dept. of Education #3292 and the College Board #101-618. It is a unique program with a Parent Directed education model. Family Tree Private School students are not considered "homeschoolers" by law, but they are educated similarly to homeschoolers and join all the same homeschool activity and support groups. So, Family Tree students get the best of both worlds, unlimited activities in local homeschool groups and affordable private school enrollment for the added benefits of privacy, documentation and one on one support.
It is a parent's God given right and duty to exercise judgement and control over the personal and social goals of their children, the skills they should learn, the childhood experiences which they should enjoy and the community resources on which they should draw. Family Tree Private School is a private school recognized by the Florida Department of Education since 1999 designed to support a "parent directed" and individualized education model. All are welcome to enroll, whether "churched" or not.
Join the Family!
Many families are discovering the world of homeschooling and choosing a "parent directed" education model of schooling instead of a model with a teacher in a classroom. This term, "parent directed" was first introduced by the director of Family Tree Private School at a Florida senate education committee in the early 2000s and has since been adopted in many public and governmental bodies to describe education in our "type" of school.
"Homeschooling" was practiced only in private schools until 1985, then the Florida legislature provided a means for those students to register publicly with the state. Yet many private schools, like ours remained open for enrollment to continue this "parent directed" model with the added benefits and one on one support.
Students enrolled in Family Tree Private School are not considered "homeschoolers" as defined in the 1985 law though they do the exact same things as all homeschoolers. Our students are 100% private school students for all intents and purposes of the law, yet our students join all the same homeschool support groups for activities and are strongly encouraged to do so! So, they get the best of both worlds, unlimited activities in their local community of homeschoolers and registration with Family Tree Private School for the added benefits of documentation, privacy and one-on-one support.
Why our School?
There are other schools like ours out there and they may be even less expensive; but we are one of the oldest and most respected schools of our kind in Florida. We maintain numerous professional affiliations for academic involvement, such as Florida Virtual School online, the College Board, dual enrollment programs, the Florida Parent Educators Association and more. Our students regularly go on to college, the military and into the workforce well prepared. We encourage families to join other active support groups and are never in competition with other organizations, but instead work in concert with them for the benefit of students! We are very affordable at $40 monthly tuition with discounts for siblings (parents pay for curriculum and an annual registration fee).
Advantages to enroll with Family Tree Private School:
1. Complete privacy (instead of state enrollment) 2. Choice of excellent, reputable curricula and activities 3. Official documents (transcripts, report cards and a high school diploma) 4. One-on-one support and guidance for testing, choice of curriculum, special education services, etc.
5. High school credits for dual enrollment, church activities, hobbies, job training, apprenticeships, etc.
6. Documentation for Community Service Hours 7. Access to free on-line classes (Florida Virtual School),dual enrollment and district testing services
Family Tree Private School and Director, Nancy Moral have a long standing, excellent reputation statewide. Director Moral has an extensive background in classroom and individual instruction, curriculum development, school administration and special education.
Department of Education School ID. # 3292 National College Board ID. # 101-618 Florida Teaching Certificate # 542928 for 30 years Florida Name Registration # G00236900044 Florida Non-profit Corp. # N00000005146 I.R.S. E.I.N. # 65-1030629
Family Tree Private School is a branch of Family Tree Ministries, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization.
Support We Provide: Family Tree Private School has 4 diploma options to meet your needs. We allow you to pick courses within a framework and use multiple curricula. You can receive help to pick a curriculum to use. We research relevant and important information to improve educational opportunities and refer our students to support groups, on-line learning events, local classes, scholarships and district services. Parents have direct access for one on one support from an expert in K-12 education with a Masters Degree in Education. Your unique efforts will be fully supported ensuring your student has access to the best education options available!
We recognize credits for incoming high school students through a "review and transfer process", or credits can be "tested in". Annual standardized testing is required, but several options are available, and parents may choose their method of testing. We are happy to refer families to tutors, and make recommendations for courses, and we have many contacts for either free, or very inexpensive curriculum and learning opportunities. If any government official tries to contact you, you will refer them exclusively and immediately to the Director who will handle all inquires on your behalf.
A Homeschooler Participating in the Student Government Association at the Local College
Noah Moral Student Government Representative and NFCC College President Grosskohf