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Homeschooling in Colorado

by Mary Ann Kelley

Homeschooling in Colorado

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, which is usually online at your state's official website, for the most up to date and accurate legal information with regard to homeschooling. Also keep in mind that interpretations of the code -- whether provided by school districts or homeschool groups -- may or may not be an accurate reflection of the law. Always combine interpretations with your own reading of the statute itself.

Although we try to keep our links up to date, state laws change regurlarly. The information at the links provided below contain information that may or may not be current.

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

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.

Colorado Resource Pages

Colorado Homeschooling Information

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Colorado

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum - Colorado

Discussions and Resources for Colorado Homeschoolers

Oak Meadow: Education in Action
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