What are Independent Schools?An independent school is a private school which offers off-campus enrollment to families whose children study at home. The school provides a legal option for meeting the mandatory school attendance requirements in Colorado. The legality of enrolling in a private school has been based in Colorado case law, dating from the Bohls decision in 1988.
What is the CHEC Independent School?Christian Home Educators of Colorado is a statewide ministry which maintains a fulltime office in the Denver Metro area. CHEC is a 20+-year-old homeschool support ministry, and is operated by an active board, an executive director, and a paid office staff. The CHEC Independent School is a service CHEC offers homeschooling families in Colorado.
What are the benefits of enrolling with an Independent School?
- We have a Christian worldview
- We are homeschool friendly
- We are a legal alternative to filing a Notice of Intent with a public school system
- Our experienced staff of homeschooling veterans is a year ’round resource to answer questions and provide encouragement and support for your home school
- We accept enrollment all year
- We have the resources to help get your home school started and organized
- We can help you plan for high school and graduation
- We can help you choose curriculum, but parents decide what they want to use in their home school
- We require minimal oversight of and paperwork from your homeschooling program
- Our rates are reasonable and cover an entire family, not just an individual student
- We offer to keep your test results only (no enrollment in the school required) for a one-time fee
- We are here so that you do not have to home school all on your own, but can have peace of mind and be excited about the adventure of home schooling
What are the services provided by CHEC Independent School?
- Academic Counseling – informal or by appointment
- Personal Support
- Record Keeping
- Periodical News Magazine
- Annual Statewide Bible and Spelling Bees
- Parent Seminars: Introduction to Homeschooling and High School and Beyond
- Graduation Ceremonies in May
- Annual Statewide Homeschool Conference
What are the costs for enrollment?
- Basic Family Package – $60 per year
- One-Year Registration
- Basic Record Keeping
- Phone Consultation (as needed)
- HSLDA Discount – savings when you purchase an HSLDA membership using our Group Discount number
What is the process for enrolling with CHEC Independent School?
CHEC Independent School
10461 S. Parker Road
Parker, CO 80134At any point, feel free to call our office at 720-842-4852.
Note: The CHEC Independent School is no longer requesting for these records to be sent at the end of the school year. Parents initial the section of the application that states that sufficient records will be kept and will be produced in the case of those records being needed.