Homeschooling Moms

Changedwomen
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July 31, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Getting a overwhelmed by all the COlorado requirements of homeschooling.

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  • Bleacheddecay
    July 31, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    I'm not in Colorado. But here is a bump. Hopefully someone will come along soon who is.

  • oredeb
    by oredeb
    July 31, 2013 at 2:47 PM

     what are they changed??

  • Changedwomen
    July 31, 2013 at 2:56 PM

     

    what do you mean??

    Quoting oredeb:

     what are they changed??


     

  • oredeb
    by oredeb
    July 31, 2013 at 3:00 PM

     what are your homeschool requirements of colo.?

    Quoting Changedwomen:

     

    what do you mean??

    Quoting oredeb:

     what are they changed??

     

     

     

  • Changedwomen
    July 31, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    It is a huge list of stuff.

    Quoting oredeb:

     what are your homeschool requirements of colo.?

    Quoting Changedwomen:

     

    what do you mean??

    Quoting oredeb:

     what are they changed??

     

     

     


     

  • romacox
    by romacox
    July 31, 2013 at 5:21 PM

    Your State Home School Association is usually more than willing to help answer any questions you have:

    Colorado State Laws (including recent changes)

    Christian Home Educators of Colorado's phone number is 877-842-2432

    Find A Support Group In Colorado


  • KickButtMama
    July 31, 2013 at 5:50 PM

     If you haven't gone to college to be a teacher then you most likely can't get a teaching certification, that's option C in the law. In Option B you're options are to enroll through Independant Schools - in which case you're a public schooler at home. This is something like K12 or through an independant studies private school - you're actually enrolled in those schools and therefore have to do their curriculum.

    Option A (on the laws) is the traditional form of homeschooling. You send your local board of ed a notice of intent. This is a letter telling the school system of your intent to homeschool child x, y, z (including birthdays). In CO you must also include the days you intend to HS and the number of hours - this is simple since in CO you must homeschool 172 days with at least 4 hours/day of instruction. You send the BOE your letter about 14 days before you plan on starting day 1 of the 172 days. Once they receive your letter (I highly recommend doing it certified mail so you get a receipt) you just keep a portfolio - including attendance record, a copy of your NOI, immunization certifications, and any evaluation results. Other than that you have evaluations (standardized testing) in grades 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.

    Here's a list of homeschool associations in your state - http://www.cde.state.co.us/choice/homeschool_resources.asp

    A sample NOI can be found http://www.chec.org/resources-2/law-2/notice-of-intent/

    Other than your NOI, your curriculum must include communication skills of reading, writing and speaking, mathematics, history, civics, literature, science and regular courses of instruction in the constitution of the United States.

  • Changedwomen
    July 31, 2013 at 7:38 PM

     That is K through 12?? for the subjects??


    Quoting KickButtMama:

     If you haven't gone to college to be a teacher then you most likely can't get a teaching certification, that's option C in the law. In Option B you're options are to enroll through Independant Schools - in which case you're a public schooler at home. This is something like K12 or through an independant studies private school - you're actually enrolled in those schools and therefore have to do their curriculum.

    Option A (on the laws) is the traditional form of homeschooling. You send your local board of ed a notice of intent. This is a letter telling the school system of your intent to homeschool child x, y, z (including birthdays). In CO you must also include the days you intend to HS and the number of hours - this is simple since in CO you must homeschool 172 days with at least 4 hours/day of instruction. You send the BOE your letter about 14 days before you plan on starting day 1 of the 172 days. Once they receive your letter (I highly recommend doing it certified mail so you get a receipt) you just keep a portfolio - including attendance record, a copy of your NOI, immunization certifications, and any evaluation results. Other than that you have evaluations (standardized testing) in grades 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.

    Here's a list of homeschool associations in your state - http://www.cde.state.co.us/choice/homeschool_resources.asp

    A sample NOI can be found http://www.chec.org/resources-2/law-2/notice-of-intent/

    Other than your NOI, your curriculum must include communication skills of reading, writing and speaking, mathematics, history, civics, literature, science and regular courses of instruction in the constitution of the United States.


     

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