Colorado Non-Public School Choice

Private and parochial (religious) are terms used to describe non-public schools that are privately-funded. Tuition payments are required.

Several organizations provide scholarships for low-income students to attend non-public schools in Colorado.

Parents in Colorado may choose to educate their children at home but are responsible for the costs of providing the educational program. Some school districts provide classes specifically designed for homeschoolers.

Special Note: Several school districts offer tuition-free online public schools. When a student is enrolled in an online school, the program is delivered through the use of a computer and the Internet, allowing the student to complete course work at home. The student receives support from the school’s teachers via e-mail, phone, and sometimes in-person visits. Younger children need supervision and assistance from a parent or guardian.