Support Groups
Homeschoolers have created networks of support to provide a way to make friends, get ideas and information, and to offer positive socialization opportunties to their children. You can join in! There are many groups to choose from, many with specific affiliations, like Christian groups or unschoolers' groups. Some are eclectic, inclusive, and open to anyone. Whatever your interest, you are sure to find other like-minded parents. And if you don't find what you are looking for, we've put together tips for starting your own group.
Local & State Groups
Support groups offer a way for those interested in homeschooling or new to home education to get information and support. They also offer opportunities for social activities, group learning, and networking. Find a support group near you in Colorado.
National Groups
Tap into the national homeschool movement by connecting with these national homeschool groups and support organizations.
Social Media
Connect with other homeschooling using social networking tools. You can share tips and ideas, get support, collaborate on lesson plans, upload photos, and much more.
Co-Ops
A co-op offers a way to share teaching duties with others who are excited and knowledgeable about a subject. It also offers an opportunity for your children to learn in a group and to make friends. Browse through this list of co-ops in Colorado.
Umbrella/Cover Schools
An umbrella or cover school provides an alternative way for parents to fulfill governmental educational guidelines and requirements. Most offer a variety of services, which can include curricula, social activities, field trips, standardized testing, portfolio reviews, evaluations, and graduation materials, including diplomas. While umbrella schools do tend to the needs of homeschoolers, they are considered a type of private school in most states.
Resource Centers
Homeschool resource centers offer classes, materials, field trips, and other activities for parents and children alike. They are great ways to get new information, engage in group activities, and network with other homeschoolers.
Public School Programs
Public schools are increasing offering programs to appeal to homeschooling families, from classes to educational materials to computer and distance learning. In most cases, students enrolled in these programs are considered public school students rather than homeschoolers. Learn more about these programs and decide if these are right for your family.
Group Management
Learn how to start and manage a homeschool support group, including how to stay organized, how to handle conflict, and ideas for your support group.
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Colorado Unschooling
This Colorado unschooling list is to help people who are unschooling to be cognizant of Colorado homeschool law; share ideas to support our kids' interests; to plan get-togethers to enhance understanding of unschooling (topic discussions).
The Colorado Cyber School
Colorado Cyber, is a statewide K-12 cyber school program that is offered by Douglas County School District to any student who resides in Colorado. Colorado Cyber uses Lincoln Interactive and Aventa, two of the nation’s leading online curriculum used by thousands of students across the country, which is a high-tech, high-touch comprehensive learning package that offers flexible, dynamic and adventurous learning opportunities for students.
Roaring Fork Valley Homeschool Network
Roaring Fork Valley Homeschooling List is a group of families in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado, who like to keep in touch and support each other on our homeschooling journeys. Some of the families are from outside this area. The ages of families range from teens to toddlers. They get together for field trips, play dates, curriculum idea sharing, special classes, but most importantly to support one other on a daily basis.
Western Region Unschoolers
The Western Region Unschoolers is a group for unschoolers who live in the Western U.S. covering: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California. This is a forum to announce and organize conferences, travel, camping, and other places to get together.
Agape Family Schools
Agape Family Schools is a support group for homeschoolers in Loveland, CO and the surrounding area. It is a Christian organization established for the purpose of providing support, encouragement and information for home schooling families. Activities for home schooled children include field trips and educational services. They hold bi-monthly meetings during the school year and have many small groups who meet on a more regular basis. Small group activities vary from a mom's night out, to field ...
Boulder Lifelong Unschooling Enthusiasts (BLUE SKIES)
BLUE SKIES: Boulder's Lifelong Unschooling Enthusiasts Simply Keeping Independent Education Special is a support group for those unschooling, beginning to unschool, or interested in the philosophy, in Boulder and surrounding areas, including Niwot, Lafayette, Longmont, Lyons, Nederland, Jamestown, Ward, Erie, and anywhere else you are willing to travel from.
Our Lady of the Plains Homeschoolers
This is a Catholic group of homeschool families that live along the eastern I-70 corridor between Bennett and Limon.
Homeschool-Colorado
Homeschooling list for anyone in Colorado. For sharing problems, advice, struggles, help, ideas, etc.
Learning Adventures at Mountain Springs (LAMS)
Learning Adventures at Mountain Springs (LAM) is a ministry of Mountain Springs Church. It is a parent/child participation program designed to support the home school families of the community. they provide opportunities for student enrichment in art, music, science, history, physical education, and other subjects.
CHEC Independent School
A part of Christian Home Educators of Colorado, the CHEC Independent School is an umbrella school that serves homeschool families across the state from our home office in Parker. They believe that parents are responsible for the education of their children, and through the Independent School, they purpose to help Colorado parents to succeed in that God-given role. Enrolling with the CHEC Independent School offers the opportunity to satisfy your legal responsibilities, recordkeeping, and access t...
Peyton Area Homeschoolers
Would you like to get together occasionally and do some things for homeschooling on the East side of El Paso County? If you live East of Colorado Springs and would like to hear about workshops, classes and other special events for this area, please join.
Colorado Heritage Education School System Independent School
The Colorado Heritage Independent School, a private Christian school, provides homeschooling families "umbrella school" services (record keeping, etc.). Homeschooling families who are not enrolled in an independent school must report their records to a public school district. Students enrolled in their independent school are considered private school students, and as such, submit records to Colorado Heritage. They also provide curriculum and scheduling advice, as well as encouragement, to famili...
Secular Homeschoolers of Pueblo Email List
Secular Homeschoolers of Pueblo is an informal group of homeschoolers based in Pueblo, Colorado. They are an inclusive homeschooling community of all spiritual and religious backgrounds (or lack thereof). Membership is limited to local people who are homeschooling or considering homeschooling.
Secular Home School Support Group
The SHSSG serves the Pikes Peak region to include, Colorado Springs, and vicinity, and anyone within driving distance. Offers monthly meetings, legislative updates, activities, and support.
Denver Northwest Homeschool Community (DNHC)
The DNHC (Denver Northwest Homeschool Community) is an inclusive, non-religiously oriented group of home-educating families. They depend on the participation and contributions of all members. Most members live in the north and west area of metro Denver, Colorado, but activities may take place all over town.
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