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Colorado: Support Groups
285 Homeschoolers Network
Lish Wilson
mtnmom@wispertel.net
303-838-7669
Geographic Area Serving: Morrison, Conifer, Pine, Bailey, Shawnee, Grant, Jefferson, and Fairplay, Colorado
Description: 285 Homeschool Network is an "electronic bulletin board" designed to facilitate communication among homeschoolers living along the U.S. Highway 285 corridor, specifically the Colorado Rocky Mountain Front Range communities of Morrison, Conifer, Pine, Bailey, Shawnee, Grant, Jefferson, and Fairplay. It is simply a way for a loose-knit, wide-spread group of homeschoolers to keep in touch!
Requirements: Due to the personal nature of information shared on this board, membership is restricted to homeschool families living in the designated area.
Benefits: This email loop is not associated with any specific homeschool organization, although local homeschool organizations are invited to post their newsletters. Members are free to post messages regarding local homeschool events and activities, curriculum, or whatever is on their mind within the scope of homeschooling.
Cost: None
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ACE (Aurora, Colorado, Eclectic) Homeschoolers
Seana
ACE-Homeschoolers-owner@yahoogroups.com
Geographic Area Serving: Aurora, CO and surrounding areas
Description: Our families have children ranging in age from infant through high school. Teens! Teens! Teens! We have teens and we're looking for more! We are a group comprised of a variety of families with many learning styles. Our views on education are as varied as the ages of our children; from unschoolers to those using home-based Charter schools.
Requirements: We request that you live in Aurora, CO or surrounding communities, attend one activity before joining and pay a $12 annual membership fee.
Benefits: Our goal is to provide a safe, friendly environment for our children to socialize and develop friendships. Since there is no group "leader" everyone is welcome, and encouraged, to plan activities and provide input into group direction.
Cost: $12 annual membership fee
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Agape Family Schools
Maria Mitchell
info@agapefamilyschools.iwebc.net
Geographic Area Serving: Loveland and surrounding areas, Colorado
Description: Agape is a Christian support group for home school families in Loveland and the surrounding area. Our goal is to foster support and relationships, driven by educational and social opportunities.We are a forthright Christian group, with no affiliation to any specificchurch or denomination. We are simply homeschooling parents who desireto come together with like-minded believers to support each other.
Requirements: Certain positions within the organization require a signed statement of faith.
Benefits: Agape hosts monthly support meetings on the last Monday of the month, during the school year. There will be a speaker or activity scheduled, and time to socialize is always part of the agenda. This year we have scheduled a science and geography fair, round table discussions, career night, a curricula show and tell, as well as several dynamic speakers. Fathers are welcome and encouraged to come. Childcare and Kids Pak are also available.Small groups are an active part of Agape. There are many different groups to choose from, each with a different focus. Some groups organize field trips, while others get together for crafts, or play time. Mom time and a teen group are also available. The Agape Messenger is an excellent source of news and information for the local homeschool community. It provides contacts and information for many of the local activities, both within Agape, and the community as a whole.The newsletter is distributed 10 times each year. A library is available for Agape participants. It holds a wealth of homeschool books and resources. Supplies (microscope, educational games, test prep resources, etc.) are also available for check out.The Agape Participant Card is distributed to each family. It can be used as proof of homeschooling, or to receive a discount at many local retailers. Each spring Agape provides several outstanding opportunities. Testing with Iowa Test of Basic Skills is available, as well as a six week series of Friday classes, and an outstanding Graduation service for Seniors. The Loveland Museum provides Agape participants free checkouts of their educational trunks.
Cost: $25 yearly
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Anderson's Home School
Jeannie Anderson
kidsnme@rtebb.net
303-849-5267
Geographic Area Serving: Roggen, Colorado
Description: We have only 25 children and family attending right now.. We meet on Thurs, at 1 PM. I teach signing and then we do crafts, and play etc.. mom's visit and exchange ideas.. we do go on field trips also.. free Zoo days etc..
Requirements: No requirements.. love to have anyone in area join and come when u can..share
Benefits: We plan together field trips , etc..
Cost: None
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Colorado Homeschool Network
Mary Carroll
mcarrroll@gmail.com
303-862-8916
Geographic Area Serving: State of Colorado
Description: The COLORADO HOMESCHOOL NETWORK (COHSNET) is an information network of the whole state of Colorado homeschooling community. We post on our web all activities, events and support groups within the homeschool communities all within one website. No meetings, no commitments, just disseminated information.
Requirements: No requirements. If you'd like to sign up to the newsletter, you may do so by sending an email.
Benefits: COHSNET also provides information to the homeschooling community through an email newsletter sent out every two weeks. If you would like to receive our newsletter through email, please subscribe at mcarrroll@gmail.com with the subject line SUBSCRIBE.
Cost: None
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Common Ground Homeschoolers
Common Ground Leader
commongroundhomeschoolers@gmail.com
Geographic Area Serving: South Denver Metro, Colorado
Description: Common Ground Homeschoolers is an inclusive group of families seeking educational alternatives for our children. We follow no specific religious or political agenda, nor do we espouse any particular educational or homeschool philosophy. We welcome all independently learning families, and choose to honor our differences while building on our combined strengths. We offer park days, field trips, monthly teachers' nights out, co-ops, opportunities for presentations and other activities. Our Goals: To encourage and support the sharing of resources, knowledge and experience, to the benefit of all -To provide support and guidance to both beginning and veteran homeschooling families -To empower homeschooling families to meet their educational goals, within a cohesive community. We try to keep our park days and meetings in the South Metro Denver area, however have members from all over the metro area.
Requirements: We require a confidential application to be filled out for our record-keeping purposes, and a $12 yearly fee.
Benefits: We offer park days, field trips, monthly teachers' nights out, co-ops, opportunities for presentations and other activities.
Cost: $12 Yearly
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Denver Unschoolers
Geographic Area Serving:
Description: Denver Unschoolers a group in the Denver metro area for all homeschoolers regardless of their homeschooling philosophy or spiritual beliefs. We hope to help provide support, friendship, group activities and co-op opportunities.
Requirements: No requirements, but we request that you participate!
Benefits: We hope to help provide support, friendship, group activities and co-op opportunities.
Cost: None
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FRIEND
Seana
FRIEND_HS-owner@yahoogroups.com
303-317-3228
Geographic Area Serving: Arvada, Aurora, Bennett, Boulder, Brighton, Broomfield, Commerce City, Denver, Henderson, Hudson, Northglenn, Thornton, Superior, Westminter and surrounding areas, Colorado
Description: FRIEND (Front Range Independent Educators North of Denver) is an, inclusive, non-directed, homeschool, support group located in Colorado with most members living in parts of metro Denver including, Arvada, Aurora, Bennett, Boulder, Brighton, Broomfield, Commerce City, Denver, Henderson, Hudson, Hugo, Northglenn, Thornton, Superior, Westminster and more.
Requirements: Our group has an open membership policy; however, we request that you attend a group activity before being added to the Yahoo groups list. For more information, please email us. We'll send you a list of our upcoming activities and a contact person for questions you may have. Thanks for your interest!
Benefits: The primary focus of this group is as a social outlet for parents and children. Weekly events, get-togethers, field trips, and a monthly Moms' Night Out are member planned.
Cost: None
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Golden Roots
Annie Catura
anniecatura@gmail.com
970-349-1882
Geographic Area Serving: Golden, Colorado
Description: Brand New homeschool support group located in Golden Colorado. Find us on FaceBook under Groups: Golden Roots
Requirements: Homeschooling/Unschooling, Alternative Educating in the Golden Colorado Area
Benefits: Meet friends, build some support roots, play, connect, have fun, learn something new and grow a little!
Cost: NOne
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High Country Home Educators
Shelle Kyle
HCHEOffice@hche.org
719-278-9135, Ext 3
Shannon Chesebro
HCAdmin@hche.org
Geographic Area Serving: Colorado Springs / El Paso County, Colorado
Description: The home schooling families of New Life Church offer a three-part program. High Country is first of all a support group. We offer a variety of services, group activities, and events for support and fellowship to our member families. A monthly newsletter, family directory, and legislative updates, field trips, and HSLDA discount are included.Secondly, we operate an independent school, High Country Christian Academy. HCCA is incorporated as a private school and children enrolled are considered off-campus students. They are not under the homeschool law, but under the private school regulations. In addition, High Country offers a variety of enrichment classes geared toward supplementing your home schooling program.The three divisions of High Country Home Educators are optional services and each division must be joined separately. You need only join the division(s) that suit your family needs.
Requirements: No requirements except for paying membership fee
Benefits: Our support group offers a monthly newsletter, fieldtrips, and other group meetings and support. Please see our website for other perks of membership.
Cost: $35 yearly
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Home School Association for Military Families
info@hsamf.org
402-906-9766
Geographic Area Serving: All military installations worldwide. Our organization is also open to the civilian homeschool community and others who support military families.
Description: Mission: To bring community, resources, and support to military homeschool families worldwide. Vision: To support families with information, educational opportunities, scholarships, and special programs. To encourage, support, and unite military families regardless of duty station and branch of service. To unite home education with the local community through educational, charitable, and volunteer opportunities.
Requirements: Our families are connected with each other. The military supports our nation and civilians support our military. HSAMF is open to both types of families. Together we can change the world.
Benefits: subscription to Home School Enrichment Magazine, Pen Pal Program, Summer Reading Club, hundreds of discounts from supporting businesses
Cost: $40 yearly
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Homeschool Treasury
Olivia
homeschoolmama64@yahoo.com
303-845-2264
Geographic Area Serving: Colorado Front Range, Boulder County, Denver County, El Paso County, Weld County, etc.
Description: Homeschool Treasury is a collection of resources for those who live along the Colorado Front Range. There's a wealth of information for local field trips, enrichment programs, and classes. There's also a collection of popular curriculum, living books, games, and events. If just getting started in homeschooling, there's a page for that too, as well as where to buy curriculum, a sample letter of intent, a summary of the homeschool law, record keeping, umbrella schools, and support groups.
Requirements: None
Benefits: Many homeschool resources for activities and curriculum
Cost: None
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Homeschoolers Under God (HUG)
Shellie Salza
ssalza@gmail.com
704-502-1359
Geographic Area Serving: Northern Colorado
Description: HUG is a Christian support group for the homeschooling families in Northern Colorado. It is designed for fathers, mothers, and home-schooled children of all ages. Our purpose is to provide support, encouragement, information, and group activities to member families. We strive to maintain an attitude of unity centered on Jesus Christ, with the common interest of home education, while honoring the diversity among our members. We operate under the HUG Statement of Faith and there is no fee to join. Regular meetings are 6:30-8:15 PM the second Monday of the month, September-May at Timberline Church, room 208 in Fort Collins. Childcare is not provided. 268 members On BigTent since 3/8/2012 email: info@homeschoolersundergod.com website: www.homeschoolersundergod.com address: None
Requirements: None
Benefits: Support, encouragement, information, and group activities to member families.
Cost: None
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Parker Area Homeschool Coalition-PAHC
Crystal Flick
Geographic Area Serving: Parker, Colorado
Description: This is an inclusive, non-directed, homeschool group for families in or near Parker, Colorado, or anyone who does not mind the drive. Park days and meetings will take place in the Parker area. Our focus will be to offer many exciting get togethers like weekly park days, field trips, craft days, science experiments and mom's night out.
Requirements: Attend one park day before acceptance into Yahoo Group message board.
Benefits: Park days, field trips, science experiments and educator support
Cost: None
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Rocky Mountain Homeschoolers
Nancy
contact@RockyMountainHomeschool.org
970-206-9569
Geographic Area Serving: Fort Collins- Loveland, Colorado
Description: We meet the 3rd Thursday of the month, August through May, 2:00 pm. We have members mainly from Fort Collins and Loveland, but are not restricted to that area.
Requirements: We only ask that each family organize an event at least once a school year.
Benefits: We provide a monthly newsletter, field trips, arts and crafts, family game nights, Kid together (park, pool, bowling, hanging out time) and book group.
Cost: None
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Steamboat Springs Homeschool Group
Geographic Area Serving: Routt County, Colorado
Description: Brave Steamboat Springs area homeschoolers! We homeschool differently for different reasons - a lifestyle we think is best for us and our kids. Come join us to connect with local homeschoolers, find fun events to attend, have interactive on-line discussions, and make life-long friends! We meet once a week for classes, field trips, community service events, holiday parties, and just for fun. Plus, we offer many "elective classes" for kids to take (i.e., Spanish, drama, youth choir, art classes, and more!) Find more at: www.bigtent.com/groups/sshsg
Requirements: You must live at least part time in Routt County.
Benefits: Support, events and fun!
Cost: None
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Summit County Homeschoolers
Dana
summitcountyhomeschoolers-owner@yahoogroups.com
Geographic Area Serving: Summit County, CO... Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Silverthorne and surrounding areas
Description: Welcome! Summit County Homeschoolers is an eclectic community of families who homeschool in Summit County, Colorado. We gather together for support, fellowship, fun and learning opportunities. We have weekly Park Days during the summer, monthly Mom Night Out meetings with dessert, fellowship/presentation/discussion, annual Field Day, occasional group classes, Classical Conversations community, ski/snowboard/Nordic lessons, and field trips. We look forward to getting to know you all better this year as we walk together through this homeschooling journey.
Requirements: You need to live in the area full or part time and homeschool
Benefits: Support and activities
Cost: None
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The Home School Connection
Bobbi McKim Enneking
info@wwahomeschool.org
720-289-9230
Geographic Area Serving: Denver Metro
Description: We are a free fine arts and enrichment program designed to enhance the education our students are receiving at home.
Requirements: Students must be in Kindergarten through 6th grade to attend & may not be enrolled in any other publically funded program.
Benefits: Enrichment
Cost: None
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