Colorado Educational Resources

http://rockymountaineducationconnection.com/homeschool-laws-and-faqs/colorado-homeschool-law-in-a-nutshell/

This website explains the Colorado state law in plain english and makes it very understandable.

I am most familiar with Jefferson County which has a lot of resources for homeschooling families. Programs such as Woodrow Wilson’s Homeschool Connection, Jefferson Academy’s Summit Academy, Broomfield H.O.P.E. and Two Roads Charter school are all publicly funded options available to homeschooling families.

http://www.jeffcopublicschools.org/programs/home_based_options.html

Only one publicly funded option is available per child. Therefore the same child can’t be enrolled in both the Woodrow Wilson Homeschool Connection and Two Roads Charter school at the same time.

Depending on where you choose to enroll (if you choose, it isn’t mandatory) you may also be able to borrow curriculum from the school or you may use your own.

Why we chose to homeschool

When it was nearing time for my oldest daughter to begin school we started by visiting various private & public-charter schools in our area. We are fortunate to live in a are that has some wonderful public and charter school options as well as some truly terrific private schools. Unfortunately we just couldn’t’ afford the private schools and decided that we wanted something different for our children and our family. We wanted to be able to spend time with our children. We wanted to share in and be part of their learning. We wanted to instill a lifelong love of learning especially as my husband and I are both avid learners. That was the beginning of our journey down the homeschooling rabbit hole. I began looking at homeschooling websites, of which there are many, and reading homeschooling books, also many, to determine if it was even legal and what the requirements were and what I needed to do to get started. After all of our research we finally made the decision to give it a try. After all if it doesn’t work for us we can always enroll in our neighborhood school next year if we didn’t feel this was going to work.