Homeschooling on the Spectrum (Part 3): Programs and Resources
Updated: Mar 1
If you are choosing to homeschool there are enrichment programs available in the state of Colorado. This is a short but not exhaustive list.
Academy Charter School Homeschool Support Program: Classes exclusively for home school students
APEX: a North Metro K-12 enrichment program based in Longmont proving classes all academic areas, an extensive curriculum lending library, STEM and Innovation Center programs, Career Development Center classes, Concurrent Enrollment courses as well as extra curricular activities such as National Honor Society, Student Council, Musical Theater performances, choir, and orchestra.
Brighton Options Homeschool K-12: Tuition-free elective & academic classes that meet once a week and curriculum available for free check out.
Cottage School Program: Program designed to uphold family instruction, core values, and educational direction developed at home.
Home School Connection: Locations in Westminster, Lakewood, and Evergreen; free fine arts and enrichment classes for home school students K-6th grade.
Falcon Homeschool Program: Supports students in grades k-12 through Falcon Homeschool Enrichment Program & Falcon Academic Program
Falcon Aerolab: A publicly funded enrichment program that meets once a week in Colorado Springs
HOPE Academy: Sponsored by a charter school in Jefferson County Public Schools, serves home school students K-12th grade and is located in Arvada. It is a one day a week program for K-6 and two days a week for 6-12.
LEAP: One day a week K-12 enrichment program for homeschool students in Northern Colorado. Curriculum library is available for enrolled students to use in at-home study. Classes are taught by certified teachers.
Legacy Homeschool Academy: Enrichment program for K-8 students. Once a week, tuition-free classes in Elizabeth, CO, as well as resources for parents and students.
Mountain Phoenix Community School Homeschool Enrichment Program: Publicly funded, Waldorf-inspired homeschool enrichment program for students in kindergarten through 8th grade.
Mountain Vista Home School Academy: Enrichment program for grades 1-12 that meets once a week and is tuition-free.
PSD Options: One day a week homeschool enrichment program serving families in Northern Colorado. Tuition-free and classes taught by certified teachers. Curriculum library for enrolled students and families.
Platte River Academy: 2 day per week, part-time program designed to meet the needs of homeschooled students in grades 5th-8th.
Pueblo School for Arts and Sciences Homeschool Enrichment Program: One day a week enrichment classes are offered Monday through Thursday with extracurricular activities on Fridays. Tuition free and classes taught by certified teachers and experts in their field.
Two Roads Homeschool: Two Roads is a Jefferson County public charter school serving home school students kindergarten through 12th grade (Arvada and Littleton campuses).
There are also many resources available for homeschooling:
Bridgeway Academy: Offers flexible, accredited textbook and online courses for k-12th grade and gives support, additional resources, grade reports, transcripts and diplomas to homeschooling families.
CACS App: An interactive, electronic suicide risk assessment tool for students ages 10+ that includes risk screening questions from evidenced-based tools including the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) and SAMHSA’s SAFE-T 5 Step Evaluation. Encouraging professionals and their students to start the conversation about suicide with helpful questions from respected sources, Collaboration and Assessment of Safety (CAMS) and LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Strategies Training (ASIST), the CACS provides school counselors, psychologists, social workers, and trained teachers access to an assessment, screening tool, safety plan, and resource directory state-wide in Colorado. It includes various location and age-based referrals including mental health, substance use, low-cost community supports, and more. Students at risk of experiencing suicide or mental health crises can engage online with trusted professionals to manage their symptoms and identify referrals for appropriate next steps.
Christian Home Educators of Colorado: Serving Colorado homeschoolers and beyond by providing information, leadership, and resources, including the Rocky Mountain Homeschool Conference, and much more.
Clarendon Learning: Offers numerous lessons that are written by teachers.
Conceptual Academy: Library of free video lessons and self-study courses in physics, chemistry, astronomy, and physical science.
Creative Bridges: a part time (1-4 days per week) program for registered home schoolers that desire a self-directed learning model. We serve children ages 5 (must be 5 by Oct.1)-18.
Denver Online High School: Supports high school home school students with tuition-free curriculum, social activities, transcript support and college opportunities for those enrolled on a full-time basis.
DIVE Volleyball and Sports Center: Offers a variety of youth programming options, including club, clinics, camps, leagues, tournaments, and drop-ins for boys and girls of all ages.
Donna's Dolphins Swim School: Offers home school P.E., private lessons, baby classes, adult lessons in the Colorado Springs area.
Doorway to College Foundation: Doorway to College Foundation offers affordable, 5 hour, strategy webinars to help students get the best scores possible on the ACT and SAT.
Engineering for Kids: STEM based learning workshops and classes for grade K-8 to assist home school families in developing STEM related skills.
Future School: Online learning system that offers curriculum for Colorado.
Gracie Barra Centential: Jiujitsu school offering classes that focus on discipline, leadership, and strongly promote anti-bullying.
Homeschool Central: Resources for successful homeschooling.
Homeschooling Guide: Resource for students and families considering homeschooling, building a curriculum and philosophy, and transitioning to college as a homeschooled student.
Homeschool Reporting: Offers online software solutions.
Homeschool Treasury: Collection of homeschool resources to help out the families along the Colorado Front Range
Homeschool World: The official Web Site of Practical Homeschooling Magazine, this site offers a discussion forum as well as articles, contests, and events
iD Tech Camps & Academies: STEM summer camp held at University of Denver, CU Boulder, CSU – Fort Collins, and 150 prestigious campuses nationwide. Innovative courses in coding, game development, robotics, and design that instill in-demand skills and embolden students to shape the future.
Integrative Balance Psychotherapy: Services for children, adults, couples, and families throughout Colorado.
InsightSGI: Elite math and physics tutoring for students in Lakewood and surrounding areas, as well as ACT/SAT prep sessions offered statewide.
Kiva Center: Multi-age program for one day/week
Little Red Hen: Offering curriculum based art and art education classes both in-studio and mobile to the local homeschool community. Supports grades K-8 with group options and sibling discounts available.
Lionheart Fitness Kids: Offers sports programs in a fun, non-competitive environment.
Math Nuts: Provides private math tutoring in a peaceful atmosphere conducive to our one-on-one approach. We are made up of passionate people, who focus on the destiny of our students, our goal is to help people master math to the degree that their destiny requires.
Mother Earth Academy: K-5 micro-school with a focus on inquiry-based exploration, investigation, and analysis of the natural world. Offers full-time and homeschool enrichment options year-round
Mostly Math Learning Center: Offers one-to-one and small-group instruction in math and science for homeschool students.
My Homeschool Hub: My Homeschool Hub exists to connect, encourage and equip homeschoolers.
National Financial Educators Council (NFEC): Provides financial resources to those that home school.
Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo: Homeschool nature program for K-12, provides experiential learning in an outdoor environment one Friday a month.
Olive Tree Ft. Collins: K-12 Enrichment and Core Classes from a Christian perspective
Pi Q Math: Offers half-day camps for home school families (1st-6th grades).
Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP) Conferences: Statewide conference for Colorado families who have children with a disability.
Rainbow Resources: Provider of educational products for homeschoolers, parents, and educators.
Rocky Mountain Education Connection: Homeschooling and unschooling website.
Science4us: The Science4Us, early elementary online science program is an award-winning framework for your homeschooling needs. With over 350 online lessons and over 1,000 offline resources, Science4Us is the tool to establish your child's foundational science skills.
Silver SPRUCE: They offer enrichment programs, testing, and tutoring with CO State Certified Teachers.
STEM Enrichment Academy: Offers enhanced education through robotics and computer vision based projects for students in grades 5-12.
Successfully Social: Teaches children and adolescents skills to navigate our fast-paced social world through individual coaching and social groups that infuse the Social Thinking® philosophy with fun activities and dynamic opportunities for social growth.
South Platte River/Carson Nature Center: Offers engaging nature/science-based programs for homeschooled children in grade K-5.
Talk to the Camera: A fun, after school enrichment program that inspires youth to feel empowered, using the camera as a tool to develop a stronger sense of imagination, expression, and social communication skills.
The Little Gym of West Littleton: Offers 60 minute physical education classes for students ages 4-12 years old.
Thrive! Learning Camp: Homeschooling support program offering reading enrichment classes, reading screenings, progress monitoring, testing, and evaluations to families who educate in the home
Velocity Recreation: Offers low cost sports for homeschoolers ages 2.5 and up. Soccer, Dodgeball and Softball.
CreditCards.com - This site teaches financial literacy.
Mominformed: Offers a guide to homeschooling children.
Annuity.org: Offers financial literacy for kids- https://www.annuity.org/financial-literacy/how-to-teach-kids-about-money/ and https://www.annuity.org/financial-literacy/students/.
https://www.elemy.com/studio/guides/parents-guide This is a guide for parents to use once their child is diagnosed with autism.
https://www.elemy.com/studio/autism-resources/resources-and-help: Lists resources specifically for the autism community.
https://www.elemy.com/studio/autism-and-education/guide: This guide helps navigate your rights in school and other options.
https://www.cablecompare.com/blog/the-top-15-educational-tv-shows-for-kids-of-all-ages: This site gives you the top 15 educational TV shows for kids of all ages.