Home school options
In Colorado, there are three options under which you can legally homeschool.
Homeschooling as a single-family homeschool
Homeschooling as a multi-family homeschool
Homeschooling as a single-family homeschool coordinated with the local school district
Getting Started With Home School
A single-family homeschool coordinated with the local school district means the child is educated primarily by his or her parent(s) or legal guardian(s), mostly in their own home.
1. Contact the superintendent.
To become “coordinated” with the local public school district, you must ask the superintendent to determine in writing that your child is or will be provided with regular and thorough instruction by his or her parent(s) or legal guardian(s) in the subjects prescribed for the public schools of the state and in a manner suitable to children of the same age and stage of advancement.
2. Report enrollment at the beginning of the school year.
Every year, on or before October 5, your homeschool must submit a statement of pupil enrollment as of the last school day in September. The report must be submitted to the Department of Education on a form prescribed by the department, available here.
3. Teach the same subjects as those taught in the public schools.
4. Report attendance at the end of the school year.
Every year, on or before July 31, your homeschool must report end-of-year attendance information. The report must be submitted to the Department of Education on a form prescribed by the department, available here.
The Delaware Department of Education’s (DDOE) does not provide, endorse, accredit, approve or monitor curriculum for any nonpublic school (private or homeschool), or validate any type of credential provided by those schools. Students and parents/guardians must investigate the school themselves and ask if they are accredited. Students and parents/guardians may wish to contact a college, university, training program, licensing entities, or employer to determine if they will accept the diploma from the nonpublic school under consideration. What does this mean for you?
- The DDOE does not provide or recommend a curriculum – Check with our education team for recommended curriculum for your child’s grade.
- The DDOE does not keep any student records. We recommend you keep an academic portfolio for your student that includes information such as grades, attendance, test scores, etc.
- The DDOE cannot ensure that your student’s next step will acknowledge records and/or diploma information from your NPS. We recommend you contact the next step to identify requirements so they can be met