• Parent Responsibilities for Home School Education


    What you should know about home schooling:

    • Home schooling deregulated in the state of Colorado. Therefore, the parent or guardian is taking on all of the responsibility for the student's education including but not limited to the acquisition of books, supplies, tests, and maintaining permanent records.
    • There is no public funding available for home school programs.
    • Home schooling falls under non-public education and is not accredited by the Colorado Department of Education or a local school district.
    • A nonpublic home-based educational program shall include no less than one hundred seventy-two days of instruction, averaging four instructional contact hours per day. (22-33-104.5(3)(c), C.R.S.)
    • For students in grade levels 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11, provide Weld County School District 6 with scores for any national assessment tests or an evaluation by a “qualified professional” (licensed teacher, a private school teacher, a licensed psychologist, or someone with a graduate degree in education) that indicates academic progress.
    • Home school students are not required to take Colorado’s standardized tests, however the parent may request of their local school district that their child participate. Colorado specific assessments do not fulfill the requirement for home school students to take a nationally standardized test.
    • A parent who intends to establish a nonpublic, home-based, education program does not need to provide written notification of the program to a school district within the state until the child is 6 years old. (22-33-104.5(3)(e), C.R.S.)


    Registering your home school program:

    • The parent or guardian must provide written notification explaining the intent to home school his or her child(ren).
    • This written notification must be given 14 days before the parent or guardian establishes the home school program. (22-33-104.5(3)(e), C.R.S.)
    • The notification must list the child's name, age, place of residence, and attendance hours.
    • Written notification must be re-submitted to the school district each year the home school program is maintained after the initial year.


    Failure to follow this process can result in a truancy filing in District Court.


    For more information, please visit the Colorado Department of Education website:  https://www.cde.state.co.us/choice/homeschool_faq


    District 6 Notification of Intent to Homeschool


    Notification of Intent to Homeschool


    Student Records

    Greeley-Evans School District 6

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