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.
What's Popular
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.
St. Mary Littleton Home Educators
These are homeschool families who attend St. Mary Littleton Catholic Church in Littleton, Colorado. Not everyone in the group belongs to St. Mary as their home parish. They are an informal subset of Holy Family Home Educators, which encompasses the greater Denver Metro area. The purpose of this group is to facilitate communication concerning events that would primarily be of interest to Catholic homeschooling families in this part of town.
Denver Homeschool Connection (DHC)
The Denver Homeschool Connection, (DHC), is a support group open to families seeking home-based educational alternatives for their children. This is the email list for that group.
Mountain Vista Home School Academy
Mountain Vista Home School Academy, MVHSA, is a one-day per week enrichment program that is free for home schooling families in the Pikes Peak region. Children in grades 1-12 attend classes with other home schooled students one day per week. Classes include Art, Math, Technology, Science, Language Arts, and History, and include recesses and lunch. MVHSA partners with the Colorado Springs Conservatory (CSC) to offer 2 to 4 hours of CSC classes also at no cost to families. The following clubs are ...
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!
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.
Lewis-Palmer Home School Enrichment Academy
The Lewis-Palmer HomeSchool Enrichment Academy (HSEA) is a program designed to support families of home schooled students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Children in grades K-5 receive a full array of Enrichment activities to include Music, Art, PE, and exploratory activities in science, literature, geography, and history. Students in grades 6-8 can choose from several elective offerings in those subjects and more. HSEA provides all the necessary materials and equipment. The Lewis-Palmer...
Colorado Springs Downtown Homeschoolers (CSDTHS)
Colorado Springs Downtown Homeschoolers provides support and friendship to homeschool families living in the downtown area of Colorado Springs. The group meets at least twice a month to play games, share personal stories, and discuss issues. This is a non-denominational group, open to all, regardless of beliefs or background, and homeschooling techniques.
High Country Home Educators
Christian support group in Colorado Springs offering group activities, a monthly newsletter, legislative updates, field trips, monthly Mom's Night Out, high school graduation, and more.
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.
Colorado Virtual Academy - Colorado Springs/Pueblo
This Group is for the Parents/Students of the Colorado Virtual Academy Charter School in the Colorado Springs, and Pueblo areas.
Colorado Classical Educators
Colorado Classical Educators is a group of South Metro Denver families who are providing their children with a classical education, emphasizing literature, particularly the classics, reading, writing, narration and Latin or Greek.
Helping Our Members Educate (HOME)
Colorado Springs Christian support group offering parents' meetings, field trips, boys and girls groups, holiday celebrations, and more.
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.
Desiderata School
Desiderata School offers homeschool support and distance learning for all grades K through 12. Using Desiderata as your umbrella school offers you the opportunity to homeschool your students while easily meeting the State of Colorado's compulsory attendance and records requirements. You have the freedom to choose your own curriculum and learning schedules, while they maintain your school records and files. Desiderata also offers accredited transcripts and diplomas. Desiderata firmly believe that...
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