Welcome to New Life Options

This alternative, 1 day a week, FREE Homeschool program services the Aurora/Denver metro area with classes for all grades. We love to support Homeschool families in their new adventure!

Our Philosophy:

It is our intent to assist parents as they Homeschool their children with the resources of Aurora Public Schools by providing certain classes to homeschoolers on Fridays.

About Our Program:

New Life Options is an enrichment program only for children in grades K-5 and should be considered only 20% of a total Homeschool program. In grades 6-8 we begin to help prepare children for High School, therefore the classes are more homework intensive.

Block classes are offered for students in grades 9-12 and will fulfill complete credit hours for certain courses. Upper High School students are encouraged to enter the Concurrent Enrollment Program. More information about this program is available upon request.

We currently have about 120 students in our program.

Mindy Prichard is the New Life Options coordinator and Lisa McKenna is the assistant coordinator. Joe Burton is our site principal who is an Aurora Public School principal.

How Our Program Works:

We meet almost every Friday from August to May in New Life Community Church across the street from Rangeview High School. Our school hours are 8:25 a.m. to 3:09 p.m.

Our classes will provide textbooks. You may also borrow curriculum from APS, and a Book Fair is held in the spring to view available texts. We provide a curriculum library for more free books to use at home as well

We also offer optional IOWA testing and field trips each year.

We have a Facebook page that parents can join upon student enrollment.

Although our class schedule changes slightly each year we offer the following classes:

  • Art
  • Music
  • PE
  • Science
  • Lang Arts
  • Government/Civics
  • Foreign Languages
  • HS Math



Contact Us

New Life Options
New Life Community Church
17690 East Iliff Ave.
Aurora, CO 80013 [map]

School Hours
August - May
8:25 a.m. - 3:09 p.m.

Mindy Prichard and
Lisa McKenna,
APS Options Program and IEP / 504 Plans
The Options Program exists to supplement and support home school instruction and is limited in personnel, programs, and curricular offerings. The program makes every effort to meet each student’s educational needs but cannot duplicate the comprehensive Special Education programs found elsewhere.

The Options program can, however, provide some accommodations within the classroom. Our staff will work closely with parents to develop an appropriate 504 Plan for those students who need it. Students with more acute/severe educational needs requiring modifications will find the Options Program not a good fit for them. We do not have the staff or resources to write IEPs so we do not. In rare instances students that had former IEPs may be allowed into the program but no modifications will be made for that student, with the exception of 504 accommodations. Our Options counselor, Michele Cole, should be contacted to discuss the possibilities. She can be reached at michelle.cole@auororak12.org.