Enroll at Falcon Homeschool Program
The Falcon Homeschool Program is no longer enrolling students for the 2016-2017 school year. To express your interest in possible enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year, please complete our interest survey.
Admissions Procedures and Guidelines
The Falcon Homeschool Program is a part time, choice program within School District 49 that is available to all students, regardless of their school district of residence. As a result, we do not participate in the school of choice window and enrollment is initiated on a first-come, first-served basis beginning with attending an information meeting in the spring. Students of the program continue operating under the Colorado homeschool law with their parents/guardians serving as the official teacher of record. Interested families must adhere to the following process for enrollment and have their application approved through the receipt of an acceptance form from FHP. Continued enrollment is contingent upon adherence to the rules and policies of the Falcon Homeschool Program as outlined in this handbook and submission of required annual documentation.
1. Contact program office to express interest and obtain materials to proceed:
- (719)494-8985 extension 1
2. Participate in a pre-enrollment meeting
Fulfill any follow-up enrollment requests, to include (but are not limited to) current and historical documentation (i.e IEP, 504, ILP, ALP, etc.) within 2 weeks of information meeting.
Based off staffing limitations, we have the ability to service a total of 4 students each in the areas of speech, occupational therapy and resource. Parents and guardians must receive a status of enrollment notice (either approved or denied) and act accordingly:
- If enrollment has been approved, continue with D49 process
- If enrollment has been denied, no further action is necessary (see Grounds for Denial of Enrollment)
3. Indicate acknowledgement and agreement with FHP policies and procedures as outlined in the student handbook through completion of the signature page.
Families and students enrolled in the FHAP program will also need to acknowledge their understanding of the commitments of the academic program in terms of homework, attendance, (etc.) by signing a separate agreement page.
Please Note: Final enrollment approval will be determined upon reviewing enrollment documents. FHP reserves the right to deny final enrollment if paperwork indicates incomplete, inaccurate or falsified information. Note: FHP provides families a connection to the public school setting, but do not offer a full array of education services including special education services
FHP Enrollment CriteriaEnrollment is available and tuition-free to any child meeting student enrollment requirements including but not limited to:
- Age requirements (see age requirements).
- The ability of FHP to adequately meet the applicant's special needs (social, behavioral, dietary, physical, academic, etc.).
- Whether the applicant has been expelled or is in the process of being expelled and/or has history of habitual disruption and/or committing serious violations in a school building or on school property.
The following are grounds for denial of enrollment to students requesting choice enrollment:
- There are no openings available.
- Student is, or intends to be, enrolled in another (full – time or part – time) publicly funded program or school.
- Enrollment has been closed for the year (on or around October 1st).
- It is determined that FHP does not offer appropriate programs or is not structured or equipped with the necessary facilities or personnel to meet the special needs of the student, or does not offer the particular program requested. Acceptance of Special Education students is conditional pending review of outcomes and space availability. FHP provides families a connection to the public school setting, but do not offer a full array of education services including special education services
- The student does not meet the established enrollment criteria for participating in a particular program, including but not limited to age requirements (see age requirements below).
- The student has been expelled from any school district during the preceding 12 months, or has engaged in behavior in another school district during the preceding 12 months that is detrimental to the welfare or safety of other students or of school personnel.
- The specified course does not meet the minimum amount of students to be offered.
Age RequirementsStudents must be within the following age parameters by Sept. 15 to enroll into the corresponding enrichment classes:
Class Grade Levels
K – 1st Grade
5 years old
7 years old
2nd – 3rd Grade
7 years old
9 years old
4th – 5th Grade
9 years old
11 years old
6th – 7th Grade
11 years old
13 years old
The maximum age to participate in the academic program is 18 years old on Sept. 15.
Withdrawal ProcessShould you choose to discontinue your enrollment with FHP, please request a withdrawal form, arrange a time to pick up any portfolios, student work and/or personal items, and prepare all borrowed curriculum for return (fees may be assessed if items are not returned).
FHP Student Placement
Student placement is largely based on age with the following age parameters.
FHEP Class Grade Levels Minimum Age
Kindergarten and first grade
5 years old 7 years old Second and third grades
7 years old 9 years old
Fourth and fifth grades
9 years old 11 years old
Sixth and seventh grades
11 years old 13 years old
FHAP Courses The maximum age to participate in the academic program is 18 years old on Sept. 15 of the current school year.
FHP Video Info Sessions
Student Media Release
District 49 often takes photos and videos and invites members of the media into its schools to tell the story of our mission to prepare every child for success. We appreciate your cooperation and consent in allowing us to capture imagery of your student for our use in various mediums. This includes, but not limited to, external media outlets such as television and newspaper, as well as internal media producers who update the district’s website, participatory media platforms, advertisements, promotional materials and other online and offline publications.
El Distrito Escolar 49 a menudo toma fotografías e invita a los medios de comunicación a las escuelas del distrito para que relaten la historia de nuestra misión de preparar a todo niño para el éxito. Apreciamos su colaboración y consentimiento al permitir que capturemos imágenes de sus niños para nuestro uso en varios medios. Esto incluye, entre otros, medios de comunicación externos tales como televisión y periódicos, así como productores de medios internos que actualizan el sitio web del distrito, plataformas de medios participativos, publicidad, materiales de promoción y otras publicaciones en Internet y demás.