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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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.
Colorado-HEARTS
This is a discussion list for the Colorado chapter of H.E.A.R.T.S., which stands for: Homeschoolers Educating, Assisting, and Reaching-out Through Service. Begun in New Jersey by a homeschooling activist named Michele Pulis, this program encourages homeschooling families to get involved and to help make a difference.
Colorado Springs Unschoolers
This is an email group for those who live in Colorado Springs, or areas near to Colorado Springs, who unschool their children. Offers scheduled monthly activities, support, and ideas.
Well Trained Mind Colorado
Well Trained Mind Colorado is for people in Colorado using the WTM method to educate their children. This is a chance to share ideas and information on a regional basis.
Heart to Heart Homeschooling Ministry
This group is a place where home schooling moms and children can encourage one another, grow in their relationships, and together provide opportunities to meet the unique needs of their families.
The Homeschool Alliance
The Homeschool Alliance is a community resource for families to engage in group projects and individual expression once a week in a beautiful mountain setting. Their facilitators are there to guide, encourage and support each learner to become pioneers of their own educational experiences. The Homeschool Alliance is founded on the belief that alternative learning families can enrich their education journeys through partnerships within the community. Families can learn at home in a way best suite...
Home Education Leaders' Place (HELP) Colorado
This group is for leaders of homeschool support groups in Colorado, serving to provide updates on legal issues, discussions, resource sharing, 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.
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.
Northern Colorado Homeschool Association Email Group
This is the email group for Northern Colorado Homeschool Association (NCHA). NCHA is a support group for families who home school in the Fort Collins and the surrounding areas. This group is an inclusive, eclectic, local, member-run orgainzation that honors the diversity of homeschoolers.
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.
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...
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...
Brighton Options
This program was designed to supplement, enrich, and strengthen the homeschooler’s educational experience. Though parents remain the primary instructor, this program provides a full day of classes, once a week, that offer a wide variety of subjects designed to assist and/or complement each student’s learning experience. Additionally, they operate through Aurora Public Schools, and families participating in this program may select from a large variety of curriculum, (which they check out), or t...
West River Academy
West River Academy is a fully accredited independent private school in Colorado designed for families who desire the benefits of private school enrollment but minimal oversight over their educational activities. Families may follow the curriculum and/or learning style of their choice, or may receive assistance from us in designing or choosing a program that fits their needs. Grading of students is optional and if desired, it is done by the parents. West River Academy enrolls students of all ages...
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