Colorado parents wishing to homeschool their children have two options: (1) open a home-based school that the state regulates separately from private and nonprofit schools; or (2) enroll their child in an “independent school” and then teach that child at home (this option requires that the “independent school” allows parents to teach their child in their home while the child is registered in the “independent” private school.) In Colorado, only a parent or other adult relative is allowed to homeschool children. To start a Colorado home school, a parent or guardian must provide to their local school district a written notification that they are opening a home school. Notification must be delivered fourteen days in advance of the school’s opening. Based on Colorado law, home school instruction “must be a minimum of 172 days, averaging four instructional hours per day.”
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