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.
Northern Colorado Homeschool Association (NCHA)
Northern Colorado Homeschool Association is a support group for homeschooling families, offering field trips, get togethers, singing, poetry, and craft classes. Also offers a monthly meeting where the children can show and tell about their latest interests, toys, projects, or hobbies. Members are mostly from Fort Collins and the surrounding area.
Washington Park Homeschoolers
Washington Park Homeschoolers is a secular homeschool support group located in CO with most of our members living in central Denver. This group is for kids and their parents who already home school or who are just thinking about it. Some of our activities include a science/art group, bookclub, park days and field trips.
Denver Catholic Homeschoolers
Denver Catholic Homeschoolers (DCH) is a homeschooling support group for Catholic home educating families in the Denver metro area (and surrounding areas of Colorado). This groups.io site is our online communication network. Our focus is on topics and discussions related to homeschooling and our Catholic faith and the promotion of educational and faith formation activities for Catholic homeschool families in our local community.  
Metro North East Homeschoolers
Metro North East Homeschoolers is a group comprised of a variety of families with many learning styles, with children ranging in age from infant through high school. Offers socialization opportunities, including weekly activities, field trips, park days, crafts and educational-based experiences. Member come from the northeast parts of metro Denver including Thornton, Northglenn, Arvada, Broomfield, and more.
Denver Online High School
Denver Online High School (DOHS) is a Denver Public Schools (DPS) high school that supports motivated 9-12 grade students in graduating quickly by providing highly flexible online learning. Courses are available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – with extra help from teachers online, on the phone, or at our learning center. Their rigorous courses are recognized by Denver Public Schools and in-state and out-of-state universities. As a member of DOHS, students may also take c...
Homeschoolers Outside the Box
This is a diverse, inclusive group and welcomes all homeschoolers, unschoolers, and anyone who provides a home-based education for their children in the greater Colorado Springs area.
Helping Our Members Educate (HOME)
HOME (Helping Our Members Educate) is a Colorado Springs Christian homeschool support group that provides monthly mom's meetings, a chess club, playgroup, book talks, girls' group, boys' group, group for children 13 and over, holiday celebrations, field trips, and a Promotion Day.
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 County Home Instructors
Individual home schooling families keep in touch to exchange information regarding studying and educating tips as well as planned group activities.
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.
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.
St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
St. Thomas Aquinas Academy (STAA) is a Catholic independent school serving the Colorado Catholic homeschool community. Through enrollment, you can comply with Colorado state laws regulating home education without needing to register with a public school district. 
COHSLEAD - Colorado Homeschool Group Leaders
COHSLEAD is designed to allow homeschool group leaders to share timely information about events in the area, questions about homeschooling in Colorado, and legislative and other alerts. It is open to all who share an interest in homeschool leadership in Colorado. You do not have to be a group leader to join.
Steamboat Springs Homeschool Group
Homeschooling families in the Steamboat Springs area meet once a week for classes, and offer field trips, community service events, holiday parties, and other fun.
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