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Homeschooling brings families together

Connie Sue Ellis

Connie Sue Ellis

Northwest Colorado Homeschool Association (NWCHSA) is a nondenominational Christian homeschool support group embracing families in Northwest Colorado for over 20 years. It is a diverse and friendly group; one that welcomes newcomers and new ideas readily. From field trips to co-op classes to celebrations and graduations, NWCHSA offers much to home educating families — for learners, teachers and supporters alike.

Homeschooling can be the most rewarding endeavor a family will ever embark upon, and support and sharing lift the bar to new heights. Whether a family is new to the challenge and looking for information, or well-seasoned and wanting to pass along life lessons, or just looking for some like-minded families to fellowship with, we provide people resources to meet each family's needs.

NWCHSA is dedicated to providing encouragement and enrichment while keeping high moral and character standards. As a cooperative with no paid staff, each family shares its resources to benefit others who are also seeking to educate, evangelize and equip their children through the nurturing environment of the home. All members contribute with time, ideas, plans and suggestions.

Our mission includes promoting public awareness of home education and serving as an informational network to our members. Toward that goal, NWCHSA has active representation in Moffat County Global (MCG), a collaboration of all educators in Moffat County. While by law homeschooling families have always had access to involvement with public schools, additional options for homeschool families have blossomed through MCG partnerships. GOAL Academy has provided classes and tutors, Moffat County School District has opened its libraries, classes, sports teams, career and college guidance, among many other resources, and Colorado Northwestern Community College has provided dual enrollment, tutoring and use of their amazing facility for special functions. With barriers dissolving and homeschooling becoming mainstream in our society, we envision a long and exciting future for NWCHSA.

Connie Sue Ellis is the current president of NWCHSA. Reach her at 970-824-6911. Haley Barber is also available for questions regarding homeschooling at 970-620-2449.

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