Your Homeschool Front Office
Hillcrest Private Academy helps homeschooling families, students and tutors manage the required documentation for their homeschool students. Enrolled students have 24/7 online access to our official forms and documents, plus a wealth of online resources for homeschool students and their families.
Hillcrest Private Academy is an all-inclusive, non-invasive home education option.
Our goal is to advocate for all homeschoolers and support educational freedom. We aim to provide our families with valuable resources, community support, counseling, online record keeping, and more.
Supporting Homeschool Families Since 2010
Hillcrest Private Academy is a Department of Education registered and recognized private school in the state of Florida, and our enrolled students meet the compulsory attendance laws in compliance with state private school statutes 1002.42(2)(b), 1012.32, 1002.01, 1003.23(2), 1003.22(1)(2), 1003.01(13), and 1003.21(1).
Help Us Support Educational Freedom for All
Hillcrest Private Academy provides affordable homeschool services to students in Florida and beyond through the generous support of our sponsors. With your help, we can continue to provide a supportive environment for families who choose home education.
DOE #5568. Our office is in Escambia County, Florida, school district number 01650. Our school district code number is 57-5568.
Homeschool Resources for Students, Parents and Tutors
At Hillcrest Private Academy we want to make things easier on our homeschoolers.
We’ve compiled a variety of resources to help you through the homeschooling process.
Florida Virtual School Flex Program
We are fortunate to have an affiliation agreement with the Florida Virtual School Flex Program. This means that all currently enrolled HPA middle and high school students residing in Florida may register and participate in the FLVS Flex Program free of charge*. (Please do not confuse this with the FLVS Full-Time K-12 program, a public school NOT affiliated with HPA.)…
ABCmouse is an online curriculum for preschool – 2nd grade. Our families have FREE access to ABCmouse when used in conjunction with their school email address from MS365. To register for your FREE ABCmouse Teacher account, please follow the instructions below. Go to abcmouse.com/teachers and click “Get Started,” then choose Private School. Fill in the…
MS Office 365 for Education
We at HPA proudly partner with Microsoft 365 Education as a verified Microsoft 365 Education School. As such, Microsoft Education Edition is available to HPA-enrolled, annual tuition-paid families for FREE!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Umbrella School?
An “Umbrella” or “Cover” School is the name often given to non-campus-based private schools, in other words, schools like HPA that exist to support homeschooling families. These schools are called this because they provide legal cover to the families enrolled in them.
How much is tuition?
One-Time Registration Fee Monthly or Yearly Costs* *Please note that the costs for over 5 or more students will be changing for the 2023-2024 school year to include more tiers and a monthly payment option. Scholarships and Sponsorships We have a tuition assistance/sponsorship program for those in need. Please see the application process to qualify…
Does being a member of a private school (that offers a homeschooling option) take the place of the record keeping and testing requirements required of homeschooler by the county/state?
Registering with a private school is a valid alternative for homeschoolers who choose not to register with the home education office in their county. Those registered in a private school must meet the requirements of that private school within the law. HPA does not require a particular method of record keeping, report cards, transcripts, curriculum,…