April 16, 2014

Homeschooling Resources in Parker CO

There are many families who have chosen to homeschool in the Parker Colorado area. We’ll try to post links and information to help you locate resources. If you know of some great resources please let me know and I’ll add them to the page.

“It is the primary right and obligation of the parent to choose the proper education and training for children under his care and supervision. It is recognized that home-based education is a legitimate alternative to classroom attendance for the instruction of children and that any regulation of non-public home-based educational programs should be sufficiently flexible to accommodate a variety of circumstances. The General Assembly further declares that non-public home-based educational programs shall be subject only to minimum state controls which are currently applicable to other forms of non-public education.” § 22-33-104.5(1).


Local Homeschool Groups in Parker

Parker Area Homeschool COOP

Outdoor education opportunites can be found at Castlewood Canyon just down the highway in Franktown Colorado.
With 2,303 acres of important wildlife habitat, local history and spectacular natural scenery, the park is a natural outdoor classroom. Their environmental programs are created with state standards in mind and are presented by park staff or trained volunteer naturalists.

Naturalist-Guided Educational Programs

  • Homeschooling options for parker colorado kids moms and dadsCycles Go Round: PreK – 3rd grades/Length:2 ½ hours. Learn about how nature is constantly reusing and recycling.
  • Was it Really the Good Ole’ Days? 3rd-6th grades/Length 21/2 Hours. Join in a wagon train traveling the Cherokee Trail in hopes of homesteading the Colorado Territory.
  • Home Sweet Habitat: 3rd – 6th grades/Length:2 ½ hours. Learn about who calls Castlewood home.
  • Rock -n- Roll: 3rd – 8th grades/Length:2 ½ hours. Become a rock detective and search for the 3 types of rocks in Castlewood Canyon.
  • Webs of Life: 3rd – 6th grades/Length:2 ½ hours. Discover the four different ecosystems in Castlewood Canyon.
  • Skins & Skulls: All ages /Length:45 minutes. Meet the wild animals of Castlewood Canyon up close!
  • Scout Programs: Call the State park for details.
Reservations required for naturalist guided hikes, as well as, self guided trips. Please call, at least, 30 days in advance of your visit. We are already receiving reservations for spring, so book early! Call 303.688.5242 to make your reservation.

Extra-curricular activity options for Homeschoolers in Parker

Colorado Home School Law

How to get started home schooling your child, and a resources link to home school organizations that provide information on networking, support groups, curricula and testing.

If you know of any great local home school resources please contact us with the information.