to Relaxed Homeschooling and Unschooling in Colorado — Made Simple! RMEC is the original, the only, statewide unschooling site in Colorado.
What are unschooling and relaxed homeschooling, exactly? They’re “types” or “methods” of homeschooling. They entail letting your child learn at their own pace, without setting up “a classroom” or buying pricey curricula. Both are inexpensive, flexible, and won’t drive you crazy trying to ‘play teacher’. The first question most people ask is, but does it work? Absolutely. My sons were accepted in to college at ages 14 and 16. My oldest received a CISCO Networking degree. My youngest just graduated with a BS in Mathematics, with Honors. Realize this is the same child who wouldn’t read until age 10, refused to open a textbook or learn math until age 16.
The Colorado Homeschool Law in a Nutshell
Wondering how to start homeschooling? Have you looked at the legal requirements and been left with more questions than answers? You’re not alone. Here’s the most in-depth and comprehensive FAQ you’ll ever find. on what Colorado’s Home School Statue means. Best of all, it’s in plain English.
The Rookie Workshop for New Homeschoolers (coming soon) is my detailed, fun, how-to guide for new homeschooling parents.
Need a private phone consultation? Email Cindy.
Tax Credits for Nonpublic Education 2016
UPDATED March 19, 2015: SB 045, was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee and is now slated for a second reading in the Senate. Stay tuned! (Updates courtesy of Treon Goossen, co-author of our Colorado Home School Statute.)
State Board Endorses Anti-Common Core Bill
The Colorado State Board of Education voted 5-2 to a Republican-sponsored measure that would pull Colorado out of the Common Core State Standards and the PARCC testing group, reduce state assessments, and give districts more testing flexibility.
Is Your Bank Supporting Common Core? There’s Now an App That’ll Tell You.
Before opening a new bank account, filling up your tank, shopping for groceries, purchasing a computer, booking a flight or visiting a drug store, find out which political causes those companies are spending your money on.
Proficient in One State May Not Mean Proficient in Another (Never Mind the Global Economy)
When the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law became law in 2001, each state had to set its own standards and define what “proficiency” was to mean. But in the years since then – unbeknownst to most parents and education watchers – the term has come to mean very different things in different states.
Filtering and Surveillance Should Not Be Considered Protection
Before you jump at that “free computer” the public school programs like COVA entice you with, you might want to check what kind of tracking apps they’ve installed.
A Student Critiques What She Calls “Blended Delusions”
A 2015 high school senior writes: “In my opinion, technology’s place is not in the classroom, at least not for the most part. Sometimes it is necessary, but most of the time, it only serves as a distraction and offers activities that inhibit productive, successful learning.
Please know that I only link to sites, articles and products that I personally know or have checked out thoroughly. I don’t link to “junk sites” or those Johnny-Come-Lately Mega-Corps who could care less about homeschooling … but have discovered we’re “a market” and only want to sell us something. If you have a negative experience, let me know and I’ll check it out. — Cindy