The State of Colorado's compulsory attendance law requires that the student attend
school until age 16. However, a child is exempt if he/she is enrolled for a minimum
of 172 days in an independent or parochial school that provides a "basic academic
education." A basic academic education for this purpose includes (but is not limited
to) communication skills (reading, writing, speaking), mathematics, history, civics,
literature, and science.
If the school meets the course and time duration requirements for an exemption from
Colorado's compulsory attendance law, the school is an EI for the payment of student