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Colorado Homeschool Laws & Other Legal Issues
Laws that regulate home education vary from state to state. It is important to understand the legal requirements in your state and to be aware of legislative and other legal issues that affect homeschoolers in your community. We've compiled resources that will help you become informed. Although homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, and the vast majority of homeschoolers face no problems, you may find that you need legal assistance at some point in your homeschooling career. We've compiled a list of resources to help you find the support you need. And if you'd like to become more involved in working towards homeschooling freedoms, we discuss some of the issues facing homeschoolers that we hope you find compelling.

 
State Laws
  Read the laws regulating home education in Colorado and browse through the case law and legal opinions relating to those laws, along with government publications relating to homeschooling and summaries of the laws.

Forms
  Which forms do you need to fill out? Where can you get them? Here is a list of useful forms for homeschooling in Colorado.

Legal Support
  If you need legal information or have run into a legal situation regarding your decision to homeschool, these resources will be helpful.

Lobbying Groups
  A listing of local and national lobbying groups and information on how you can become involved in the political process to ensure the freedom to homeschool is protected.

Attorneys
  When searching for an attorney, it is helpful to know whether he or she has experience working with homeschoolers and is interested in protecting the right to homeschool.

Legal Issues
  Is homeschooling legal? Which laws pertain to homeschoolers and which don't? How do homeschoolers protect their rights to freely educate their children and to preserve their privacy?

Government Resources
  A listing of local and state government resources, including your state's Department of Education, school districts, and Senate and House of Representative information.


Featured Articles & Links Back to Top
Battling for the Heart and Soul of Home-Schoolers
Helen Cordes
A look at the battle for the homeschooling movement and the demographics of homeschooling families that challenges the notion that all homeschoolers are conservative fundamentalists. This article is a critical look at the HSLDA.
Christian Home Educators of Colorado (CHEC)
Christian Home Educators of Colorado (CHEC), is a non-profit, Christian organization, dedicated to providing information, resources and leadership to all families involved in home-centered education. Offers information, annual conference, Day at the Capitol, speech and debate activities, spelling and geography bee, graduation ceremonies, and a magazine.
Colorado Department of Education
The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) is the administrative arm of the Colorado State Board of Education.
Concerned Parents Of Colorado
Concerned Parents of Colorado (CPCO) was formed in 1987 for the express purpose of writing and helping to pass homeschool legislation. With the enactment of SB 56 in 1988, CPCO has continued to monitor the legislature for the homeschooling community. CPCO helps to maintain a strong homeschool lobby and presence at the state capitol, the Governor’s office, and with school organizations around the state. CPCO works on the local, state, and federal levels to ensure homeschool freedoms and provides legislative assistance and training to other states upon request. CPCO provides legislative and homeschool information to state organizations, individuals, and support groups throughout Colorado.
Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)
The Home School Legal Defense Association is a non-profit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. HSLDA offers annual memberships and fully represents member families when they are in need of legal assistance. HSLDA also participates in legislative advocacy and research.


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