Homeschooling in Colorado

We are proud to announce HomeLife Academy is now considered an "independent school" in Colorado! Families homeschooling in Colorado may join and benefit from Homelife Academy's record keeping, transcript, diploma, and counseling services. We are happy to serve you and your family. Here is some more information and links to help you get started homeschooling in Colorado.

Colorado Homeschooling Laws

homeschooling in colorado Parents can enroll their children in a Colorado “independent school” but teach them at home. HSLDA refers to this as Option 2. Such students are legally classified as private school students.





FAQ

:arrow: Does being a member of a HomeLife Academy take the place of Colorado's record keeping requirements for Colorado homeschoolers?

Yes. It is not necessary for you to register with the Local Education Agency if you meet the requirements to be an HLA teacher.

:arrow: Will my students be required to take standardized tests?
No. CO students of HomeLife Academy are exempt from state requirements for testing because they are legally classified as private or "independent school" students. Standardized tests are "Only required for parents complying with the homeschool law in Option one." HSLDA (HomeSchool Legal Defense Association) calls this "Option 2" and specifically indicates in paragraph (a.) that "No testing or evaluation is mandated" for independent schools.

:arrow: Will this cost more than the normal fees?
No. The Annual Registration Fees are the same as those in any state.

:arrow: If I am registered with CO how do I withdraw and register only with HLA?


When you enroll with HLA, you do NOT need to register with the Home Education program though your county. (Registering with the county as a home education student AND registering with a private school is not statutory. If your county requests it, please follow up with them concerning the law.)

However, if you are currently registered with the state home education program (via your local school board), you must send them a notice of termination. NOTE: This is required of any child registered with the state home education program regardless if you choose to enroll the child in a public school, a private school, or transfer your home education program to another county. Therefore, this is the same process of transferring from the state home education program to any private school.

When you send your letter of withdraw, the only thing required by law is the child's name, address and the parents signature on the letter stating you are "ending your state home education program". You can tell them where you plan to enroll, or if you are moving out of state, but it is not required by law.

Resources

Rocky Mountain Education Connection

Associations

Christian Home Educators of Colorado

Events


 

Homeschool ALUMNI National Reunion


Field Trips

Colorado Field Trips

Legal Information

Colorado Education Code For Homeschooling
Colorado Homeschool Law "In a Nutshell"
Sample Notice of Intent to Homeschool

Online

Colorado Christian Unschoolers
Eclectic Homeschoolers of Colorado Online
Home Education Leaders' Place_CO
Homeschool-Colorado
Homeschoolers of Colorado
Northern Colorado Home Educators
SCOHomeschool
SLColorado
Southern Colorado Leaders
Southern Colorado How-to
Spiral Academy Homeschool Group - CO