Florida Gardiner Scholarship


Information for Florida Unschoolers Families



For general information on the Florida Gardiner Scholarship see this page -- http://www.fldoe.org/schools/school-choice/k-12-scholarship-programs/gardiner/




Florida Unschoolers, a private school for home educators, does not and will not participate in the Gardiner program or any other state-funded grant program. However, some of the students enrolled with Florida Unschoolers are recipients of a Gardiner grant and use those funds for expenses other than tuition.


Florida Unschoolers does not require, offer or administer annual evaluations, assessments or standardized testing and Florida Unschoolers students who are recipients of a Gardiner grant are not required to have annual evaluations, assessments or standardized tests.


If your child is enrolled with Florida Unschoolers, you will need a letter confirming their enrollment as part of your Gardiner application. When you get to that part of the application or renewal process, request the letter and include your child's name, birthdate and the grade they will be listed in with the Gardiner program by sending an email here: director@floridaunschoolers.net 


Also see this page -- What Age to Enroll?




Join these groups for more information on the Gardiner program:


FLORIDA GARDINER SCHOLARSHIP PARENTS AND PROVIDERS -- Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/687587161325676/


FLORIDA GARDINER SCHOLARSHIP PARENTS UNOFFICIAL SUPPORT GROUP -- Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/FLPLSAparents/



Gardiner/FLVS --

For those Florida Unschoolers who receive the Gardiner scholarship and want to use FLVS Flex -- www.flvs.net -- there is now a dedicated contact person at FLVS to answer questions about how the Gardiner funding works there. Her name is Eloise Matos and her contact info is: ematos@flvs.net or 407-513-3596.  https://www.flvs.net/about/programs/scholarship-student-information