Over 1,500 registered and participated in activities throughout the day. Check out a quick recap here (video & photos!) and click over to Facebook to view even more.
By Julianna Dotten
Note: Links are no longer active for past events. Watch for another Christmas post for 2017!
December is almost here, and it’s the perfect time of year to make some family memories! Thankfully, Colorado is overflowing with opportunities for fun (and educational) Christmas events the whole family can enjoy. Here are some ideas to get you started …
Denver Parade of Lights
Experience Christmas with Denver’s Parade of Lights on 16th Street Mall in Denver held on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3. Free. Denver Parade of Lights.
Handel’s Messiah Performance
Village Seven Presbyterian in Colorado Springs sponsors a free performance of Handel’s Messiah, a choral version of the Christmas story taken right from the Bible. On Saturday, December 3, they’ll perform an abbreviated child-friendly version with the full version on Sunday, December 3. For your musically-oriented students, try finding a copy of Handel’s score and letting them follow along. Free. Handel’s Messiah Performance.Read More
CHEC believes it is very important that all homeschooling families in Colorado abide by our Colorado Revised Statutes which frame what we call ‘The Law.’ This Guidebook excerpt shares a bit of history regarding how those statutes — the Colorado homeschool law — came into being.
Value Your Colorado Homeschool Law!
In many places throughout Scripture God admonishes His people to pass on the memories of His faithfulness to their children and grandchildren. Our homeschool law in Colorado is an example of God’s faithfulness that should never be forgotten. It deserves to be passed on to new home educators for generations to come.
In the early 1980s, when homeschooling was starting to regain popularity in Colorado, the treatment of homeschooling families was arbitrary and unfriendly. Families were required to ask “permission” from their local public school superintendent if they wished to teach their children at home. The superintendent would need to approve the curriculum, and he or she often placed many other additional requirements on the families.Read More
Interview with Award Recipient Sarah Forney
Homeschool groups play a crucial role in cheering on homeschool families throughout the often arduous race of educating their children. And homeschool group leaders — although their work often goes unnoticed — are key to equipping local families in their God-given roles. This year, CHEC felt honored to award Sarah Forney, the homeschool leader at Hearts at Home, our annual Homeschool Leadership Award.Read More
Tom Tancredo has stood firm for educational freedom as a presidential candidate, U.S. Representative, Colorado Representative, and Independence Institute President. He’s also served on the National Board of Education under the Reagan and Bush administrations. CHEC was honored to present Tancredo with our Statesman of the Year award at the 2016 Homeschool Day at the Capitol as an appreciation of his stance for liberty in the public realm.
1. What is your vision for educational freedom in America?
“Education freedom is the only answer to the destruction of the government school system that has occurred over the last fifty years, the only thing that can cause an educational renaissance in this country. It’s the only thing that has the power of its own and has an agenda — all starting with the charter school movement. I only hope that it will continue to grow.”