Home Education

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Parents select home education for a variety of reasons. There is no "one-size-fits-all" philosophy for home education. Douglas County School District provides a number of programs to support parents choosing to be the primary educators of their children. We support our parents' commitment to home education by providing a variety of options: Group of People

Contact Us

Lisa Sharpe
Home Education Specialist
701 Prairie Hawk Drive
Castle Rock, CO 80109

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Related Information

Guidelines for a Home-Based Education Program

Frequently Asked Questions about Home School

Home School credits/grades document - high school students only

Notification to Home School (Letter of Intent to Home School) 2021/22

Dual Enrollment Application(Application must be approved by the school) 2021/22

Truant student and Home School process

Colorado Academic Standards

Athletics and Home Schooled Students

Home School testing resources  

Free SAT practice options through a partnership of College Board and Khan Academy

101 Homeschooling Sites to Follow*

*DCSD does not support or endorse any of the vendors or groups listed in 101 Homeschooling Sites.

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 720-433-1083.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.