Homeschooling Support Programs

A list of various programs available in Douglas County, CO

Considering Homeschooling or just looking for a change?

We are so excited for you to join us in this journey. Here is a list of some basic information to consider. Our family has been homeschooling for 15ish years and just sharing what we have used or seen other friends use. This is a place to start for those who live in Douglas County, Colorado. If you would like to add your program please email the details in the format below to Csprister@reagan.com. Thank you!


A few questions to consider are: Is your preference for a secular or faith-based program? Are you looking for a private funded program or one that is funded by the government public school programs? Do you prefer a 100% online program or one that meets one or two days a week? There are so many great options in our area depending on what you are looking for and we hope this helps you make the best choice for your family. We highly recommend you visit/try 2-3 options with your kids to see what works best!


Christian Home Educators of Colorado / CHEC

Is a great resource to understand the CO laws, to attend a seminar on home education and is an umbrella school for those who choose to go that route.


Home School Legal Defense Association / HSLDA

Is a great resource to stay up to date information on laws, bills that may affect home schoolers, classes and more. HSLDA passionately advocates for the freedom to homeschool and offers support for every stage of your homeschool journey.


Shiloh Christian Academy

Is another great resource that we use for our umbrella school. She provides testing options, hosts a two day hybrid option for students 4th to 8th grade. Please connect with Glenda for more details.


Homeschool Treasury

A great resource for all ages for public & privately funded options along Colorado front range not just Douglas County.

Local Programs and contact information *updated 8/2022

Acton Hybrid Academy

Who? Elementary, Middle & High Schoolers -ages 7 & up looking for a Christ-centered student led program.

What? A 21st century One Room School house that will meet two days a week & equip the students to continue those assignments at home.

Where? Beyond Church- behind Safeway in Castle Rock, CO

When? Sept-April with breaks meeting for 28 weeks. Three studios offered for ages 7-10, 11-13, & 14&up. Each studio has 6-12 students led by an Adult pd guide.

Cost? The cost is approximately $80/week for 28 weeks. We offer quarterly or semester payment options which includes CORE classes you will need for the days not at the academy, projects & fun (some families include extra classes at their own expense, it is welcomed, yet not required).

Funding? Privately funded

Website? https://www.smore.com/4amz9

Contact? Colleen Sprister/ Head of School / Csprister@reagan.com


Anna's Tutoring

Who? K-college

What? Tutoring services for students from kindergarten to early college level. My specialty is math, but I also love to tutor English, geography, economics, history, reading, and spelling and help students prepare for tests.
Where? Lone Tree Starbucks, Library or by appointment

When? varies

Cost? $40/hour

Funding? Privately funded.
Website? annastutoringservice.com
Contact? Anna Watson

Email? annawatson712@gmail.com


Arma Dei Academy Collaborative Learning Program

Who? 1-5 Grade Students

What? The Homeschool Collaborative is a unique partnership in which classroom teachers co-labor with parent teachers in the education of their children at school and at home. Collaborative students benefit from a brick and mortar classroom experience two days per week, and continue that learning with their teaching parents at home three days per week. Primary benefits include a classical Christian education that in addition to the core subjects of math and language arts, also includes latin, science, music and art, along with flexibility that better supports family culture, more individualized instruction, part time tuition cost, and fewer days in commute to school.
Where? Arma Dei Academy

341 E Wildcat Reserve Pkwy

Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

When? T/Th 8:15 - 3:30

Optional 3rd day option for 4/5 grade students

Cost? See website for all current tuition details.
Funding? Privately funded.
Website? https://armadeiacademy.com/academics/homeschool-collaborative/
Contact? Kristina Wright

Email? KWright@armadeiacademy.com


Arrows Academy

Who? Nursery, Preschool, Elementary, Middle & High Schoolers - ages nursery & up looking for a Christ-centered student-led program.

What? There are a few distinct characteristics that set Arrows Academy apart from other home school co-ops. First and foremost, our study plan and daily school schedule start with the Bible and the teaching and discipleship of the Christian faith to our students. Each week when we gather, we start with community chapel. We offer Bible, Humanities (history, art & writing), Science & electives. Each family receives a carefully designed study guide for their students which is followed both at home and in the classroom throughout the school year. Our classrooms are broken up into grades k-2, 3-5, 6-8 & 9-12

Where? Trinity Baptist Church, 15555 E Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO 80015

When? Late August-April; once/week on Thursday

Cost? $100/student/semester; $100 building fee/family & $55 insurance

Funding? Privately funded

Website? https://www.arrowsacademycolorado.com/

Contact? Jennifer Feagans/ 303.419.0567/ raisingfeagans@gmail.com


Artios Academy of Castle Rock

Who? K-12th Grade Students
What? Artios Academies provide a creative and integrative approach to educating the wholehearted child, partnering with parents to guide every student to his or her fullest potential in Christ. From the youngest ages and through high school, we emphasize the development of a Biblical worldview, especially as it relates to cultural literacy in the arts and encourage awareness of how the arts have impacted society. The Artios Academy of Arts and History includes five core classes (history, drama, art, music, and literature/composition) within its weekly class days. All five courses are integrated with each other by historical time-period and are taught in a hands-on, creative, and integrative way — all while being taught from a Biblical worldview.
Where? Artios Academies are located across the country. See website for CR location
When? Castle Rock Campus: Mondays from 8am to 5pm & Tuesdays from 8-5PM for 28 class weeks (with fall, winter, and spring breaks).
Cost? See website for all current tuition details.
Funding? Privately funded.
Website? http://www.artiosacademies.com/castlerock/
Contact? Jordan Lane jordanlane@artiosacademies.com


Castle Rock Online Reading Tutor

Who? Elementary age K-5

What? Reading Support Services, provided by a certified Orton Gillingham practitioner.

Enrichment groups starting soon ( 4 slots available)

Where? via online or face to face

When? Monday - Thursday by appointment only

Cost? $65.00/hr

Website? www.castlerockonlinereadingtutor.com

Contact? Ann Mitchell, Owner



Classical Conversations

Who? Ages pre-K to graduation
What? Classical Conversations is a #1 A Mission: to know God and to make Him known. #2 A Model: to combine a Christian worldview & classical tools. #3 A Method: to equip parents and encourage students.

Where? Several local communities including Mondays and Tuesdays in Castle Rock plus many in neighboring cities. Over 5,000 communities nationwide.

When? Communities meet once a week for 24-30 weeks a year and provides trained tutor-parents and directors who support the mission and model. Parents for kids 0-11ish stay on campus to use the tools/ideas taught in class for home. Parents drop off kids 12+ for the one day/week program that is then used at home as a complete curriculum.

Cost? varies based on program but approximately $20/day for half day $40/day for full day programs. PLUS many options to earn discounts or free tuition are available.
Funding? This is a privately funded program
Website? https://www.classicalconversations.com/
To learn more come to one of our upcoming info meetings & open houses click here
Contact?
go to the website to find the Support Rep in your area



Credo Academy

Who? Middle & High School Students committed to seeking excellence in their scholastic pursuits.

What? Credo Academy offers classes when God provides teachers who have expertise in a subject, are passionate about teaching it to others, and desire to teach in a Christian environment.

Where? Arapahoe Road Baptist Church, Centennial, CO 80122

When? one day a week on Thursdays

Funding? private

Website? https://www.homeschool-life.com/1885/

Contact? credoacademyco@gmail.com



Discovery my Father's House
Who?
Ages K-12

What? We are a drop off homeschool enrichment program where developing the students' relationship with Christ is our primary focus through classes offered such as art, science, creative writing, and Christian apologetics.
Where?
Harvest Bible Church of Elizabeth
When? We meet on Fridays beginning in September finishing just before Thanksgiving for a 12 week fall semester. Our 13 week spring semester runs February through April with spring break on Good Friday. The school day is from 8:45am-3pm.
Cost? Our rates are $250/student per semester
Funding? This is a privately funded school
Website?
http://www.discovermyfathershouse.com
Contact? See website for details


Math Tutor/ Rose Vatzlavick

Who? Parents of Alg. I, Geometry, & Alg II students

What? As a retired high school math teacher, I am happy to answer parent’s questions to help them understand how to teach high school math topics. It can be a couple of problems or an entire topic. My personal favorites are Alg. I and Geometry

Where? We can connect via e-mail, phone (please text first to bypass blocks), or at a convenient meeting place (Calvary Castle Rock?)

When? As needed by parent. Reach out to me.

Cost? None

Funding? I am volunteering my time

Website? None

Contact? Rose Vatzlavick; rvatz@aol.com; 303-638-3873


Math Tutor / Margaret Nordberg

Who? 6th grade through College Algebra and College Trig

What? Experienced Math Tutoring

Where? Home office in Louviers

When?12:30-7:30pm M-F

Cost? $40/hour ($35/hour for Homeschool families)

Funding? Privately funded.

Website? m2math.net

Contact? Margaret Nordberg

Email? m2nordberg@gmail.com


PE+ Plus

Who? ages 4-18
What? Dodgeball, Lacrosse, Basketball, Soccer, Football, Volleyball, Hockey and More! PE+Plus ~ where sports and games are for the fun of it, exhibiting character and good attitude are an important part of it. Exercise while learning rules and strategies allowing students to confidently participate or lead games at barbecues, picnics, and parties. Coach Dave Kemp has 30+ years of experience as a Physical Education Teacher, working with athletes, special needs students, and everyone needing activity :) "For physical training is of some value but Godliness has value for all things."

1 Timothy 4:8

Where? Littleton, Parker, Aurora, Castle Rock, & Englewood
When? Fall & Spring semesters plus Summer Camps (Cross Country, Dodgeball & a Jr Mini Camp of LaCrosse/Dodgeball/Soccer) along with Fall Football
Cost? Varies based on program, semester discounts available for larger families
Funding? This is a privately funded program
Website? http://www.peplus.org/
Contact? Dave & Debbie Kemp 720-300-0231 or peplusoffice@gmail.com


Shine Learning Solutions

Who? Students K-12

What? Our fall enrichment classes are: Speak Life Speech Club (ages 10 and up), Beginning Robotics (ages 8-12), and A Trip Around the World Geography and Cultures. We also offer a 4 day/wk cottage homeschool for 5th-9th grade, and tutoring for all ages.

Where? Central Castle Rock

When? Speech class Tuesdays 1:30-3, Robotics or Trip Around the World Thursdays 1:30-3, Cottage Homeschool Monday through Thursday 9-1, and tutoring by appointment.

Cost? 8 week session, $125 per student, cottage homeschool $250/week, tutoring $35/hour.

Funding? Privately owned business

Website? ShineLearningSolutions.com

Contact? Renee Hirsch, shinelearningsolutions@gmail.com, 720-810-1477



Solid Rock Consulting

What? In 2012, I graduated three of my four children from our homeschool, and I began thinking about how I could give back to the homeschooling community I love so much. For our family, homeschooling was a tool in helping us to build our house upon "The Rock," the Lord Jesus. We found that the high-school years were important for discipling our children. In the high-school years, teens are beginning to own their faith for themselves, asking hard questions and making life-changing decisions. We were so thankful for the Lord's direction and grace in leading us to homeschool all the way through high school. After 20 years of homeschooling and helping my four children prepare for college, I decided to pass along the information I had learned so other families would have the confidence to homeschool their children through high school as well. Many parents today feel ill-equipped for the task of homeschooling through high school, and they are tempted to enroll their children in a "regular" school because they want them to get into college. My seminars and services offer parents the practical help they need to be able to finish strong and homeschool all the way through high school while at the same time preparing them for college.

Where? I present my seminars to homeschool groups throughout the Denver/Littleton/Castle Rock/Highlands Ranch areas. My seminars are also on my website as online courses; I offer 1:1 phone consultations as well.

When? I work with your schedule to book my seminars and consultations.

Cost? My Preparing Your Children for College Seminar is $50/family (children 13 and older only); Online Course =$50 (48 hour access); Get Your ACT Together Seminar is $50/ family (children 13 and older only); Online Course =$50 (48 hour access); Phone Consultations: $50/hour

Funding? This is a privately owned company

Website? WWW.SOLIDROCKCONSULTINGSERVICES.COM

Contact? Joan Girkins; 303-260-8089


Here is a list of some of the many free/public school part-time enrichment programs please contact them or Douglas county public schools for more information:

Ascent Classical Academy located in Lonetree for K-7th
Academy Charter located CR, Parker, Lonetree for ages K-8 for Science & Spanish

Cloverleaf Home Education located in Castle Rock & Lonetree for ages K-12

Colorado Early Colleges various locations in Castle Rock, Parker, & more for High School

My Tech High location online a part-time Options Program within CO Public Schools

Platte River Academy located in Highlands Ranch for K-8th

Summit Homeschool Academy located in Castle Rock serving K-9 with the focus on for Math, English and Science

Castle Rock Businesses that offer homeschool classes:

Redemptive Dance: NEW Worship DANCE classes Sept 6-Nov 15th

We are a ministry for girls ages 4-18 that teaches dancing as a way we can worship and bring glory to our Heavenly Father. Christ-centered, discipleship, God-honoring character development and outreach opportunities. Register at Redemptive Dance Ministries new location in Castle Rock at Calvary CR on Tuesdays


Colorado Homeschool Music

Any homeschool families interested in taking orchestra? We has a class on Friday right in our beautiful town of Castle rock! (Starting this Friday August 20th) https://www.cohomeschoolmusic.org/


CrossFit Loop

PE HOMESCHOOL CLASSES

PRICING: $40/moth per child. 2x a week (1 hour classes) *That is an average of $5 per class.

CLASS/TIME: First class starts Monday, August 16th.

*M & W (mid morning start time - exact class time finalizes this next week).

AGE: 5 yrs old - teens

CONTACT: Coach Kelly for enrollment /email: kzellen10@gmail.com

WEBSITE & CASTLE ROCK LOCATION: https://crossfitloop.com/


Kid Culinary Classes

Who: kids 5 years old on up

What: A once a month drop off class for kids to learn proper food safety & sanitation and to make food they can replicate at home. These classes are taught by Rachel Whitlow. She attended Johnson & Wales University for Baking and Pastry Arts and has her own sourdough cottage food business in which she is certified for food allergens. Rachel is capable of modifying recipes for food allergies including, but not limited to: nuts, peanuts, gluten, dairy, corn, and food dyes. As long as stock at stores allow, all foods will be organic and only organic food based dyes will be used (ie turmeric, spirulina, etc).


Where: in Rachel's home near Douglas County High School. Address is given after registration.


When: first Tuesday 12:30-2:15pm and first Wednesday 3:30-5:15pm of each month. Schedule through May is available.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0948A9AF2CA0F94-kids1

Cost: $15 per kid per class / Contact: Rachel Whitlow- 720 378 2064



Ninja Intensity

Home school class for Ninja Kids ages 6-12.

Thursdays from 2:15-3:15. $95 a month ($20.00 sibling discount) plus 3 free evening open gyms and 2 evening make up classes.

First class is Sept. 2nd and must call to register.

Contact: Brandi Lebsack 720.515.4395 / https://www.ninjaintensity.com/

May add Tuesday class if needed.


The Random Ranch

Who? Homeschool classes ages 6+
What? Your child will learn about our menagerie of animals. We will teach the kids animal safety and about the responsibilities of owning each type of animal by showing them basic barn chores. This is a hands-on, education packed experience for our younger generation who love animals!

Where? Sedalia, CO (just 10 min west of Castle Rock)
When? Varies based on classes
Cost? Varies based on classes
Funding? This is a privately funded program
Website? https://www.therandomranch.com/homeschool-sessions
Contact? Amy Bennett amy@therandomranch.com


Spotlight Theater

Who? all ages

What? Their mission is: To educate, empower and develop creativity through the performing arts. We support risk-taking, encourage bravery, teach respect for self and others, and praise God in all things.

Where? 680 Atchison Way, Suite 100, Castle Rock

When? Varies

Cost? Varies

Website? Spotlight Performing Arts in Castle Rock, Colorado (spotlighttheater-cr.com)

Contact? Tracie spotlighttheatercr@gmail.com

Thank you! From Colleen Sprister

We are the Sprister family and have been homeschooling from the beginning first with a public enrichment program, then a one day a week program with CC. Our kids are 12,14, 16 & 18 (in Feb 2022). As our kids hit the teen years we found that we needed to adjust our homeschooling to meet the needs of our family. We visited a new hybrid Acton Academy in the fall of 2019 (just 30min away) and the majority of our kids were drawn into the program but of course they wanted a location closer to our home and wanted to attend two days instead of three... so then our journey began to launch our new academy!

Follow us on facebook or instragram & join our fb group for up to date information at: Acton Hybrid Academy Castle Rock, CO