Homeschooling in Colorado

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Colorado Homeschooling Information

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Colorado

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum - Colorado

Discussions and Resources for Colorado Homeschoolers

TheHomeSchoolMom - The Show Me letter politely asks school officials to show where the law says the request for information is legally permissable

The "Show Me" Letter - Many an uninformed (or informed but overzealous) school administration official has asked local homeschoolers for more documentation than the state homeschool law requires. In The "Show Me" Letter, Shay Seaborne relates her experience with an overzealous official and how knowing the law and being polite but firm is often all it takes to educate local officials. A "must read" for new homeschoolers!

Homeschooling is regulated at the state level and changes may be made to the relevant statutes at any time. Always consult the actual state code for the most up to date and accurate legal information with regard to homeschooling. The links provided below contain information that may or may not be current.

Colorado Homeschool Law

Title 22, Colorado Revised Statutes: Education Article 33: School Attendance Law of 1963

Colorado Law in a Nutshell

"Cindy Englan's simple explanation of what all the mumbo jumbo means."

Sample Notice of Intent

Free to download, print, modify and make your own.

Colorado Evaluations

Cindy at Rocky Mt. Education Connection explains what evaluations are like, what to expect, where to file the results, along with a list of Qualified Evaluators.

Colorado Umbrella Schools

Colorado Umbrella Schools: the 1988 court decision that made them possible, where to find them, what services they offer, etc.

West River Academy Umbrella School

Caters to unschoolers. Based in Grand Junction, CO, this accredited umbrella school meets CO state compulsory attendance laws by providing private school enrollment. Also does evaluations to meet CO homeschool law. Ask for "The Colorado Family Discount" to receive $40 off your first year enrollment!

Achievement Tests

Where to find achievement tests, when to give them, WHO can give them, where to file the results, etc.

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