Sample Notice of Intent to Homeschool in Colorado (NOI)
Colorado requires that you file an Notice of Intent to homeschool (NOI) once a year. The NOI is sometimes called a Letter of Intent to homeschool (LOI). The state doesn’t have an actual ‘official form’ to fill out, but here’s a free sample template to use.
The Colorado Homeschool Law in a Nutshell
When should you file your NOI/LOI? Does it have to be filed by a certain date? What if you’ve decided to start homeschooling in the middle of the year or have just moved to Colorado? And finally, where do you send it?
Private, independent schools are your best bet if you’d prefer not to fill out an NOI, or if you don’t want to wait 14 days to begin homeschooling. These independent schools for homeschoolers will take care of the legal paperwork, allowing you the freedom to begin home schooling immediately, today, right now.
The Colorado Home School Statute requires the following information on your Notice of Intent.
* Your child’s first and last name
* The child’s age (NOT their grade level)
* Home/primary address
* The number of hours your child will be homeschooling this year
* Where you will submit your child’s standardized test or evaluation results (this only applies if this is a testing or evaluation year)
* Signature of the primary home school parent(s) or guardian(s)
If you’re homeschooling more than one child, you can list them all on the same form, but me, I always advise filling out a separate NOI for each kiddo. I just can’t imagine (and don’t trust) a government agency to copy one piece of paper and then make sure a copy gets placed in each of your kid’s files. Better safe than a truancy officer at your door, I always say.