Beginning in June 2018, G Suite for Education (GSfE) became available for free to homeschool co-ops when they receive a code from CHEC, the state homeschool organization. To be eligible, co-ops must meet the eligibility criteria for the program with Google and with CHEC.
Please consider your privacy: CHEC is a strong advocate for the privacy rights of homeschool families. We believe that families should do their own research on the privacy standards of any program before sharing their child’s information online. It is important that group leaders remember that as with all free programs, the FREE offer can cease to exist at any time. You can read Google’s Privacy and Security policy on their website. If you have questions about the privacy of your student’s data in G Suite, please contact HSLDA.
Follow these steps to acquire your Colorado homeschool group’s code for G-Suite for Education:
1. Determine Eligibility
To be eligible for GSfE, a group must:
- Be a non-profit organization in Colorado
- Be a homeschool group, co-op, or Classical Conversations that provides services to students for two or fewer days per week
- Own a website domain (in order to establish the G Suite account)
2. Request a Code
Each code must be generated individually. You should receive the code from CHEC within one week of submitting this form.
3. Sign up for GSfE and Wait for Approval
Once you receive your confirmation code from the CHEC, follow the instructions in the email to sign-up and for G Suite for Education. Google will review the submission, validate the code, and complete the application.
Please note: With so many new submissions for the summer of 2018, applications may take longer than a week to be approved.