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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.

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!

Although we try to keep our links up to date, state laws change regularly. The information at 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.

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 C...

Colorado Resource Pages & Places

Colorado Homeschooling InformationColorado Statewide

Helpful Information, Links & Tips for Homeschoolers in Colorado

Time4Learning Parent Discussion Forum – ColoradoColorado Statewide

Discussions and Resources for Colorado Homeschoolers

Colorado HomeschoolingColorado Statewide

Colorado Homeschooling supports families on their homeschool journeys through low stress, quality evaluations and testing, consulting services, pre-designed unit studies, and lesson plans. This gro...

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