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
What date should you file your NOI/LOI? What if you decide to start homeschooling in the middle of the year or you’ve just moved here? Where can you file your NOI? … and a hundred other answers to commonly asked questions.
Private, independent schools are your best bet if you don’t want to deal with the school district, and/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 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 I wouldn’t. I always advise filling out a separate NOI for each kiddo. I cannot imagine (and don’t trust) a government agency to copy one piece of paper and then make sure a copy gets placed in each child’s file. Better safe than a truancy officer at your door, I always say.