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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Homeschool Around Raton and Trinidad (HART)
This group is for homeschoolers in the Trinidad (southeastern Colorado) and Raton (northern New Mexico) area.
Spiral Academy
Spiral Academy is dedicated to serving the needs of homeschooling families, primarily in Colorado, who desire the benefits of private school enrollment with minimal oversight over their educational activities. Their sole intent is to lend support for academic excellence that is always conducted in the spirit of religious and cultural tolerance. Religious and political beliefs are not part of Spiral Academy's identity or purpose. Students have an eclectic mix of beliefs, political affiliation, a...
Military Christian Homeschoolers
This is a group for Christian Homeschoolers in the military stationed in Colorado Springs, Colorado (for get togethers).
Front Range Christian School Homeschool Program
Front Range Christian offers homeschool options for K-12 students. Elementary and junior high students (K-8) may participate in a one day per week homeschool enrichment program. Senior high students (9th-12th) may choose from any core or elective courses (on a space available basis). Front Range Christian School also offers a complete umbrella program for families desiring assistance with record keeping, graduation and more.
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...
Metro North East Homeschoolers
Metro North East Homeschoolers is a homeschooling support group with most members living in the northeast parts of metro Denver including Thornton, Northglenn, Arvada, Broomfield, and more. The primary focus of this group is as a social outlet for parents and children, with weekly get-togethers, field trips, and a monthly Moms’ Night Out.
SPICE Supporting Parents in Independent Christian Education
SPICE is a Christian Homeschool support group which was started for the sole purpose of encouraging those involved in home education with a Christ Centered focus. The purpose of SPICE is to be a resource and asset to home schooling families. SPICE is based in Grand Junction, Colorado and serves the area known locally as the Grand Valley.
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 ...
Colorado Homeschool
This is a mailing list for people who home school or are thinking of homeschooling in Colorado, kids and parents alike. Here you can exchange ideas, support each other, and share resources and information.
Denver Inclusive Homeschoolers
This is a group for unschoolers/homeschoolers/life learners to get together for fun activities. This is a non-religious based group.
APex Home School Enrichment Program
The APEX Program, sponsored by the St. Vrain Valley School District, is open to students in grades K through 12, and is designed to support parents who choose to educate their children at home. Parents remain the primary instructional provider, with the school supplementing and complementing their efforts. The APEX program has its roots in the Options program, founded and created by Dr. Tom Synnott under the Aurora Public School District. Families participating in APEX receive instruction and mo...
CHESH Catholic Home Educators of the Sacred Heart
CHESH is a coalition of Roman Catholic parish, neighborhood and co-op based homeschool groups. The purpose of the CHESH North Metro Denver group is to provide members with a form of communication for activities, field trips, classes, feast day events, park days, Mom's night out, etc. and members' prayer requests. North Metro areas include but are not limited to: Arvada, Broomfield, Commerce City, Lafayette, North Denver, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster.
Christian Homeschoolers of Castle Rock
Christian Homeschoolers of Castle Rock is a private, non-profit, faith-based support group for Christian homeschoolers in the Castle Rock area of Douglas County, Colorado, who are teaching and training their children at home. They offer support to other Christian homeschool families by meeting regularly for encouragement, offering information about educational opportunities in the local area along with fellowship and instruction.
Helping Our Members Educate (HOME)
Colorado Springs Christian support group offering parents' meetings, field trips, boys and girls groups, holiday celebrations, and more.
Colorado Homeschool Field Trips
This is an all inclusive group for homeschoolers of all ages to organize outings. Since we often travel for trips to places like the zoo, and some of us may be from more rural areas, this is a chance to make friends, network, and take advantage of group discounts!
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