“What is most important and valuable about the home as a base for children's growth into the world is not that it is a better school than the schools, but that it isn't a school at all.” ― John Holt
Hillcrest Academy Free School was founded in March of 2010. HAFS is a Department of Education registered and recognized non-profit private school in the state of Florida, and is in compliance with the following state private school statutes 1002.42(2)(b), 1012.32, 1002.01,1003.23(2), 1003.22(1)(2), 1003.01(13),1003.21(1). Enrollment in HAFS legally meets the compulsory attendance laws of Florida. Florida DOE #5568. Our office is located in Escambia County, Florida, school district number 01650. Our school district code number is 57-5568.
Our mailing address is: Hillcrest Academy Free School 2031 Fairchild St Pensacola, FL 32504 Phone: 850-377-5713 Fax: 850-792-2512
HAFS students reside throughout the state and are taught primarily by their parents. As a parent/student of HAFS you have the freedom to choose what curriculum best meets the needs of your family. Many of our students use online curriculum which includes FLVS. We are a “not for profit school”. Non-Profit incorporation number/Division of Corporations: N01000002853. HAFS is NOT a 501.c school. Thank-you, Sabrina R Hill HAFS Administrator
FYI There are 3 options in the Florida Statutes for families who wish to educate their children at home. All 3 options legally meet the state’s compulsory attendance laws. You may refer to the Florida School Choice page for further information. www.floridaschoolchoice.org 1. Enroll in a non campus-based private school, that is, a private school that facilitates home education, and follow the procedures set by the school. 2. Establish a home education program with the state, as defined in the statutes. Florida State Statutes 3. Establish a private tutoring program.