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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.

The Options program offered through Aurora Public Schools is a great program to enrich what your child is learning at home while still giving you that choice and freedom.  It’s like getting the best of both school choices. Options is a community built to support homeschoolers. We strive to offer classes that are hard or impossible to do at home. We build relationships, learn and grow together in a safe environment. We are dedicated to individual attention, caring and learning together.  

We offer these benefits:

  • Parent club for support.
  • Only 20% of a family homeschool program.
  • Full credit classes for some High School Subjects.
  • Optional field trips.
  • IOWA testing- optional each year.
  • Curriculum to borrow for free.
  • Classes that are difficult to teach like PE, Music, Secondary Math, etc.
  • Friday classes are from 8:25am to 3:03pm during the traditional school year.
  • Variety of classes for all levels K-12 (see schedules).
  • Facebook community group for families who are enrolled.  
  • Coordinators Mindy Prichard and Lisa McKenna were homeschooling parents themselves and have been coordinators of the program for over 15 years. 

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