Colorado Homeschool Legal Requirements

Colorado Homeschooling Legal Requirements

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Below is a quick reference guide on the homeschooling requirements for the state of Colorado. For more information on the legal requirements visit the HSLDA Colorado page. This site is not a source of legal counsel or advice.

You have three different options for homeschooling in Colorado per the HSLDA:

Option 1: Homeschooling under Colorado’s homeschool statute:
Colorado law specifically refers to homeschooling in Colo. Rev. Stat. § 22-33-104.5. To homeschool under this statute, you’ll need to follow these guidelines.

Option 2: Homeschooling with an independent school:
Colorado law allows for children to be enrolled in established Colorado “independent schools,” through which parents teach their children at home under the independent schools’ supervision. It is also possible for two or more homeschool families to establish their own school by keeping minimal records and providing instruction in the required subjects, in addition to complying with other statutory requirements.

Option 3: Homeschooling with a certified teacher:
If your child’s instructor (either you as the parent, or someone else whom you designate) holds a valid Colorado teaching certificate, there are no notification, assessment, or other requirements.

Visit the HSLDA Colorado page for more information on homeschooling in Colorado.

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