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Home School Information

Colorado law recognizes that parents have the primary right and obligation to choose the proper education and training for children under their care and supervision. If you are interested in home schooling your child, visit Home Schooling in Colorado.

Schooling Requirements

  1. Instruction must include but is not limited to communication skills of reading, writing, speaking, math, history, civics, literature, science and regular courses of instruction in the U.S. Constitution. (CRS: 22-33-104.5)
  2. You are responsible for providing your children with curriculum and textbooks. (CRS: 22-33-104.5)
  3. Permanent records must be maintained; they must include, but are not limited to, attendance data, test or evaluation results and immunization records. (CRS: 22-33-104.5)

Testing Requirements

  • As soon as possible after the end of the school year, or at least by August 15, the Evidence of Academic Progress form must be provided to WPS for each home-schooled student in grades 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11. Please complete a separate form for each student.
  • To evaluate academic progress, a nationally standardized achievement test must be administered when your student reaches the equivalent ages for grades 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 (CRS: 22-33-104.5). Once testing is complete, the results must be submitted to WPS or an independent school in Colorado.
  • Please contact the school your child would attend and arrange for testing. This will take place during the school's normal testing window.

Annual Notification of Intent

If you choose to home school your student, you must complete the Annual Notification of Intent to Home School form each year. By submitting this form you take full and complete responsibility for your child's education. Westminster Public Schools will not supply curriculum or materials for your child.