Catholic Homeschooling in Colorado

How to Homeschool in Colorado

There are three different ways to home educate your children in Colorado:

1. Submit your notice of intent to homeschool to the school district of your choice, keep attendance and test records, and meet the minimum 172 of days required for teaching.

2. Use an independent or umbrella school.

3. Teach your own children under your Colorado teaching license.

The laws regulating homeschooling in Colorado require that certain subjects be taught, but they do not stipulate how or in what order. You have lots of freedom in your own Colorado homeschool to use what works best for your family!

Colorado Department of Education Home School Information
Details some of the requirements to homeschool in Colorado. Homeschooling in Colorado is considered nonpublic and is not regulated by the state of Colorado. There is no public funding available for home school programs. 

How to Comply with Colorado’s Homeschool Law
How to Withdraw Your Child from School in Colorado
Special Education Provisions for Colorado
The Importance of Recordkeeping in Colorado

Lobbying & Advocacy Organizations

Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)
HSLDA is the nation’s largest homeschool advocacy organization. They protect the rights of homeschoolers in court, advocate for homeschool freedom in state legislatures, and work to advance homeschooling in the public arena.  

CHEC – Christian Home Educators of Colorado
CHEC serves homeschoolers in Colorado via training conferences and seminars, publications and resources, legislative work, and more. 

Catholic Homeschool Support Groups

Denver Catholic Homeschoolers
Denver, CO metro area
Serving and connecting Catholic homeschooling families in the Denver metro area. This homeschool support group offers an email list, activities, field trips, moms meetings, and more. 

Greater Denver Catholic Homeschool Group
Denver, CO metro area
This group facilitates relationships and community among Catholic homeschoolers and assists in finding resources to enhance our Faith and homeschooling.

St. Gabriel Roman Catholic Homeschoolers
Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs
This homeschool support group is a diocesan-wide group of Catholic homeschooling families sponsored by St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church. All Catholic homeschooling families in the diocese are welcome. Provides support, mentoring, and enrichment to each other through an online discussion forum, Children’s Holy Hours, prayer exchanges, guest speakers, feast day parties, teen dinner-dances, field trips, park days, mom’s night out, and special events.  

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Homeschoolers
Littleton, CO
A group of homeschooling families from OLMC Catholic Church in Littleton, Colorado, who comes together to share with and support one another spiritually and socially. Meet every First Friday after Mass for a spiritual talk, confessions, and social activities. 

St. Benedict Homeschool Group
Falcon, CO
The St. Benedict Homeschool Group meets every First Friday of the month at St. Benedict Catholic Church for a student Mass, followed by a bring-your-own breakfast. Afterward, there is an activity related to living out our Catholic faith and celebrating the liturgical year. The group also meets every third Friday of the month for a group outing: ice skating, children’s museum, field trip, local park date, etc.  There are also summer and winter book study series for the moms. Group activities include feast day celebrations, Little Flowers Girls Club, Troops of St. George, park dates, and other events. 

Colorado Springs Catholic Homeschoolers
Colorado Springs, CO
This is a Facebook group serving to connect Catholic homeschooling families in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. 

South Denver Catholic Homeschoolers
Denver, CO
This Facebook group connects Catholic parents from the south metro area of Denver who have chosen to educate their children at home. 

Catholic Homeschool Co-ops

CCE – Classically Catholic Enrichment
CCE is a Catholic homeschool enrichment program for grades 2-12, serving families in the Denver, CO, area. CCE’s mission is to build Catholic culture through education, the practice of virtue, and the support of the community and families it serves. 

Douglas County Catholic Home Educators
Parent-run homeschool co-op in Douglas County, Colorado. Meets weekly to provide enrichment based programs to preschool and elementary aged children. Families represent a variety of homeschooling styles and philosophies but are united in a desire to cultivate a love of learning within the Catholic faith. 

Mater Dei Homeschool Enrichment
Littleton, CO
Mater Dei Homeschool Enrichment is a Catholic 6-12th grade enrichment program based in Littleton, Colorado. This education-based youth ministry is sponsored by St. Mary Catholic Church in Littleton, Colorado. Designed to aid home educators in building up strong, faith-based friendships and community for teens, inspire vocations, strength personal relationships with God, and build on love for the Catholic faith. Supports middle and high school students in their homeschooling journey. 

Classically Catholic Memory Co-op
Longmont, CO
CCM is a Catholic homeschool memory work program, classical in nature covering religion, Latin, science, math, history, geography, and language. 

Holy Name Homeschool Enrichment
Denver, CO
This Catholic homeschool co-op meets at Holy Name Catholic Church and offers three 6-week terms of weekly meetings throughout the year. They use a rich curriculum that combines faith, study of the arts, nature study, and science exploration. 

Liturgical Living Co-op
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Arvada, CO
This co-op meets once a month and offers children that opportunity to learn about the Catholic faith through activities, art, and music. 

Classically Catholic Memory Co-op
St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Platteville, CO
This group meets once a week using the CCM program. 

Do you know of any Catholic homeschool co-ops near you? Let us know by filling out our Resource Submission Form, and we’ll add it here. 

Hybrid Programs & Homeschool Academies

staa smallSt. Thomas Aquinas Academy
St. Thomas Aquinas Academy (STAA) is a Catholic independent school serving the Colorado Catholic homeschool community. Through enrollment, you can comply with Colorado state laws regulating home education without needing to register with a public school district. 

Sacred Heart Academy
Greeley, CO
Sacred Heart Academy offers part-time school for homeschoolers in grades K-8. Located on the border of Eaton-Greeley-Windsor. Provides a spiritual and academically challenging environment, immersing children in prayer and healthy relationships, inspiring minds with literature and learning, and emphasizing creativity, movement, and virtue training. 

Regina Caeli Academy Denver
Littleton, CO
Regina Caeli Academy’s hybrid approach offers both a strong family life enjoyed by homeschoolers and a formative, Socratic classroom experience for all students. The Denver location meets in Littleton, CO.

Seat of Wisdom Scholé
Boulder, CO
Seat of Wisdom Scholé is a two day-a-week program offering classes in the classical education tradition. They incorporate both Classically Cathoic Memory and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. 

CCE – Classically Catholic Enrichment
Golden, CO
CCE is a Catholic homeschool enrichment program for grades 2-12, serving families in the Denver, CO, area. CCE’s mission is to build Catholic culture through education, the practice of virtue, and the support of the community and families it serves. 

Immaculate Heart Catholic School
Denver, CO
This is an umbrella school that offers filing of records, high school diploma, and support and advice. 

Do you know of any Catholic hybrid homeschool programs or homeschool academies near you? Let us know by filling out our Resource Submission Form, and we’ll add it here. 

Catholic Homeschool Conferences

The 2024 Catholic Homeschool Conference
Virtual Conference
June 7-8, 2024

This virtual conference features topics covering homeschool guidance, marriage and family, and character and virtue development. Speakers include Bishop Joseph Strickland, Emily Brown, Bonnie Landry, and more. There will also be a homeschool graduate panel. The Catholic Homeschool Directory is a virtual exhibitors hall. You can browse through curriculum, programs, tools, and businesses who support your family’s homeschool journey.

Rocky Mountain Catholic Home Educators Conference
Most Precious Blood, Denver, CO
July 12-13, 2024

This annual conference is independent and local, bringing in speakers from around the country. Featured speakers for 2023 include Maureen Wittmann of Homeschool Connections, Kerri Davison of Holy Heroes, Sara Masarik, and Ana Braga-Henebry. Conference attendees can browse through the vendors hall, go to workshops and talks, and network with other homeschoolers.

Local Classes & Programs for Homeschoolers

Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Committee on Scouting
Information about scouting programs in the dioceses of Colorado

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Denver, Lakewood, Colorado Springs, Steamboat Springs, Sheridan, Littleton, Broomfield, Windsor, Boulder, Arvada, Englewood, Monument, Longmont
CGS is a program focusing on the contemplation and enjoyment of God. It is shared in a place particularly prepared for the religious life of children called the Atrium. 

Do you know of any great local classes or programs for Catholic homeschoolers? Let us know by filling out our Resource Submission Form, and we’ll add it here. 

Sports for Homeschoolers

Public School Access for Homeschoolers in Colorado
Students in a non-public, home-based education program are allowed equal access to the public school’s extracurricular and interscholastic activities according to Colorado Revised Statutes. There are some stipulations and requirements for participation. 

 

FrassatiLogoHighlight Catholic Ministries
The mission of Highlight Catholic Ministries is to form strong disciples of Jesus Christ. Through sports, we seek to foster authentic masculine/feminine spirituality, servant leadership, vocation discernment, and joyful Catholic witness. Our programs include youth sports clinics and teams specifically for Catholic homeschoolers. 

Do you know of any great sports programs for Catholic homeschoolers? Let us know by filling out our Resource Submission Form, and we’ll add it here. 

Shrines & Pilgrimages in Colorado

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate ConceptionDenver, CO

St. Mary’s Cathedral, Colorado Springs, CO

Mother Cabrini Shrine, Golden, CO

San Luis Stations of the Cross Shrine, San Luis, CO

The Abbey of St. Walburg, Virginia Dale, CO

Do you know of any Catholic pilgrimage sites or shrines that would be perfect for a homeschool field trip? Let us know by filling out our Resource Submission Form, and we’ll add it here. 

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