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Homeschool Family Support

District 49 respects and appreciates a parent’s decision to homeschool their own children. We recognize that when a parent chooses to homeschool their children they are taking on the responsibility for totally educating their students while abiding by the state requirements for Colorado listed in the Colorado Homeschool Law (C.R.S. 22-33-104.5). We strive to assist families who have undertaken this endeavor.


District 49 Opportunities for Homeschool Students

Within the district, we have several opportunities that homeschool students can choose to participate in. Some of the programs are part-time and allow your student to maintain their homeschool status; in contrast, some programs require the student to enroll full-time in the district.  I have attached a complete list, under the homeschool resources section, of these options along with more detailed descriptions and contact information.  The programs you will find on the spreadsheet are:

Basic Information From Colorado Homeschool Law

You can find a complete copy of the law under the homeschool resources section of this web page.
  • Parents need to send in a notice of intent (NOI) to their school district of choice 14 days before they begin their homeschool program for any student’s ages 7-16 years old.
  • Students are required to receive at least 688 hours (172 days/4 hours per day) of instruction per year.
  • Subjects to be included in your homeschool curriculum must include but are not limited to: reading, writing, speaking, literature, mathematics, history, civics, science and the Constitution of the United States (after grade 7).
  • Students need to be tested with a nationally standardized test or evaluated by a qualified evaluator at the completion of 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 11th grades.  

Support Services Offered by Homeschool Department

  • Receipt and filing of NOIs and test results
  • All general homeschooling questions and concerns answered regardless of district of residence
  • Individual support and guidance with curriculum, high school planning, and writing transcripts
  • Parent support meetings held throughout the year at local libraries
  • Available to speak to homeschool groups
  • An opportunity for homeschool students to take the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) in Spring
  • A used curriculum fair open to all homeschool families in May
  • Summer park days 
Check out the Homeschool Support & Resources Facebook Page for more information.
 
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Homeschool Notice of Intent

  • 2016-2017 Notice of Intent to Homeschool

    By Theresa Klinitski

    The district enrollment office would prefer that you submit your notice of intent directly to the homeschool department. This will help make you aware of the homeschooling support available through District 49 and create a more streamlined document handling process. There are several options:

    • Personally drop it off at the homeschool building which is located at 7545 Mohawk Rd. between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday
    • Scan and email it directly to tklinitski@d49.org and you will get an electronic receipt in return
    • Mail it using your local post office to the homeschool building at 7545 Mohawk Road, Colorado Springs, CO, 80908

    If you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to contact Theresa Klinitski, District 49 homeschool liaison, at 719-357-7674 (call or text) or tklinitski@d49.org.

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Theresa Klinitski
Homeschool Liaison
Office: 719.357.7674
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