Welcome to Brighton Options!
We are located West of Brighton on Highway 7 at the Harvest Fellowship Church
11401 E. 160th Ave. Brighton, CO 80602 (approximately 7 miles East of I-25)
Our school Coordinator/Director is Amber Stevens
(720) 203-0239 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Our one day a week classes (k-12) are offered on two different days - Monday and Tuesday -
during the regular school year, between the hours of 8:20-3:15p. Registration (2017)
opens in April and will fill quickly. Enrollment is not restricted by geographic boundaries.
Please note: students must be 5 to attend Kindergarten, or 6 to be in first grade, by October 1st of the year.
Students attend either Monday or Tuesday, not both days, and though parents may request a specific day,
spaces are filled as available.
Please call Amber for more information or click here to access the Registration/Waitlist page.
Brighton Options is part of the Options family; a program offered through Aurora Public Schools (APS). It was designed to support parents and students who desire to educate primarily through the home by providing classes, one day a week, that supplement home education with both elective and academic courses. It’s mission is to further the opportunities for students so that they may continue to home school through the Junior High and High School years.
Options offers unique and fun classes that aside from incorporating social opportunities, provide opportunities to learn time management and accountability skills. Our teachers are fully accredited and hold a valid Colorado Teachers’ license appropriate to the classes they teach. Yes, for some of our students, their favorite day of the week is their day in classes here!
The Options program is tuition free because it receives a portion of what is called the “per Pupil Operating Revenue” (PPOR), which is distributed at the state level for each enrolled student. The PPOR is then used to pay rent to a facility, pay teacher and staff salaries, and to purchase curriculum and supplies. For the Options program to receive this funding, each student must spend approximately 5-6 regularly scheduled hours per week with a licensed teacher hired by Options. For secondary students, this can be a combination of Options classes, Options sponsored college classes and/or Options sponsored technical school classes.
Curriculum is also free. Though families may use their own curriculum, Parents have access to a large and popular selection of (non-religious) curriculum. This curriculum is checked out/returned on an annual basis. The only charge is for consumables (i.e. workbooks or materials that would be written in) though Kindergartners and First Graders are allowed 2 free consumables. Families may set an appointment with the Aurora Office (headquarters for Options’ Books), between May and September, to browse through all the curriculum and make their selections.
Regarding Testing: Because Options students are schooled primarily at home, they are not required to take the TCAP tests. However, students are required to have their academic progress tested (by a nationally standardized achievement test), or evaluated, (in grades 3, 5, 7, 9, 11). To meet this requirement, Options offers the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) to its students. Additionally, Options offers the PSAT once each year.