Starting a Private School in Colorado

Regulations, Resources, & Support

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Colorado State Regulations

General Regulations

Colorado State
  • Accreditation in the state of Colorado is optional, but all schools are required to have a business license from the Colorado Secretary of State’s office to operate.

  • The Colorado Department of Education has assembled a page of detailed requirements for private schools.

  • The US Office of Innovation & Improvement has assembled a summary of regulations for private schools operating in Colorado

  • Colorado requires home schooling be completed by families and a qualified person must conduct an evaluation of student progress, or students must take standardized tests to prove sufficient academic progress is being made.

  • The Colorado DOE has no published requirements for school insurance -- consult a professional for guidance in this area.

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