Meeting CO Homeschool Requirements 

Requirements in a Nutshell:

  • For children ages 6-17, you must provide written Notification of Intent to Homeschool to the district within 14 days of starting the year. Letter of Intent is only a statement containing the name, age, place of residence, and number of hours of attendance of each child enrolled in your homeschool. You may mail or turn one in at Summit for convenience, or you can email to Jeffco.

  • Students must be evaluated in 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th grades. This can be accomplished by completing a standardized test or by having a formal evaluation by a qualified person. Test scores are sent to the district that you sent your letter of intent to.

    • We can keep results at Summit for you for storage purposes, or you can email to Jeffco. We also provide the IOWA test as a service to you; we do not keep the results for evaluation purposes for our school. The results are for you, and participation in the IOWA testing is 100% voluntary.

  • Your homeschool year needs to include at least 172 school days, averaging 4 hours a day, with instruction being provided by a relative. It is advised that you keep a record of attendance, immunization or a waiver of immunization, and test results at your home.

  • At home you need to provide the following courses when it is age-appropriate: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Math, History, Civics, Literature, Science and Constitution.

Please click the button for the written law, which goes into more detail and clearly lays out all aspects of the law more broadly then the above synopsis.

There is a template of a Notification of Intent provided courtesy of