Homeschooling in Colorado: Start Here

Welcome to the home page for homeschooling in Colorado. If you are searching for information about CO homeschools or want to learn how to get started, you are in the right place.

Colorado has more legal requirements than most states.

Colorado Homeschool Overview
And Homeschool Requirements in Colorado

There are an estimated 31,078 home educated students in Colorado

Colorado requires homeschooling families to submit annual reports. There are state required subjects. Colorado policy for homeschool assessment is as follows: Periodic assessment or evaluation

Very few states have laws that prevent parents from homeschooling their children. Colorado does not prohibit parents from homeschooling based on their legal or criminal history. Only two states, Pennsylvania and Arkansas, prohibit some parents based on their criminal history or by someone living in the home.

There is no required level of education for parents in Colorado to educate their children at home.

Colorado vaccine information

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Colorado Homeschool Law

Colorado State Standards and Common Core

Article 19 of the Colorado Constitution gives control of school curriculum to local school districts. Article 19, section 15, specifies that school districts are to be overseen by three or more local directors. Article 19, section 16, specifies that “neither the general assembly nor the state board of education shall have the power to prescribe textbooks to be used in the public schools.” Control over curriculum rests solely with local school districts. Unfortunately, local school districts in Colorado have been developing curriculum aligned to the Common Core since 2012. The Colorado Department of Education is now working with school districts to develop specific instructional units. Additionally, Colorado secondary and postsecondary schools are working to streamline course content between students’ senior year of high school and freshman year of college.

State Subject Requirements

Requirements depend on the legal option used for homeschooling.

Homeschool Statute:

Communication skills of reading, writing, and speaking, mathematics, history, civics, literature, science, and the U.S. Constitution.

Umbrella School:

Parents must provide a “sequential program of instruction” in reading, writing, and speaking, mathematics, history, civics, literature, and science.

Private Tutor:


Important CO legal information links

Colorado Homeschool Key Resources

How to Start Homeschooling in CO

It is not as hard as you might think to start homeschooling in Colorado! Click here to get started.

Local Homeschool Associations, Organizations, and Groups

Our local organizations/homeschool groups database is under construction.

Local Common Core Action Groups

Find Homeschool Curriculum

We make it incredibly easy to find the right homeschool curriculum for your family. View our list of homeschool curriculum to get started.

Colorado Homeschool Conventions and Seminars

Help Homeschooling in CO

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Sources: State-by-state education laws, state-by-state education bylaws, Dept. Education, local homeschool groups, and the Homeschool Legal Defense Association.
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