Colorado state law on dating minors
This portion of Colorado Revised Statues has been reprinted with the permission of the committee on Legal Services in accordance with section 2-5-118, C. (c) A student who participates in an on-line program pursuant to the provisions of article 30.7 of this title shall be deemed to attend school in accordance with the requirements of this subsection (1). It is an abbreviated version with information specific to home based education and an unofficial publication of Colorado Revised Statutes. (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (a) of this subsection (1), a school or schools shall not be in session for fewer than one hundred sixty days without the specific prior approval of the commissioner of education. "Basic academic education" for the purpose of this article means the sequential program of instruction provided by an independent or parochial school. Such program shall include, but not be limited to, communication skills of reading, writing, and speaking, mathematics, history, civics, literature, and science. 2131, § 24, effective May 22, 2003.) (j) Who is enrolled in a school where the state board of education has approved a lesser number of days. In many states, the age of consent for males and females is different.
The legal age of majority is 21, unless another law permits that action to be taken earlier.But if these teens are having sex, and you live in a state where prosecutors aggressively enforce the law, it’s possible that your son could be charged with statutory rape.Take, for example, the widely publicized case of Marcus Dwayne Dixon, an 18-year-old high school honor student and star football player who had sex with a 15-year-old female classmate.(c) Who is absent for an extended period due to physical, mental, or emotional disability; (d) Who has been suspended, expelled, or denied admission in accordance with the provisions of this article; except that, when a pupil is expelled for the remainder of the school year, the parent, guardian, or legal custodian is responsible for seeing that either the provisions of subsection (1) of this section are complied with during the period of expulsion from the school district or that the pupil meets the conditions for exemption specified in paragraph (b) or (i) of this subsection (2); (e) To whom a current age and school certificate or work permit has been issued pursuant to the "Colorado Youth Employment Opportunity Act of 1971", article 12 of title 8, C. S.; (f) Who is in the custody of a court or law enforcement authorities; (g) Who is pursuing a work-study program under the supervision of a public school; (h) Who has graduated from the twelfth grade; (i) Who is being instructed at home: (I) By a teacher licensed pursuant to article 60.5 or 61 of this title; or (II) Under a nonpublic home-based educational program pursuant to section 22-33-104.5. (3) Unless within one of the exceptions listed in subsection (2) of this section, a child who is deaf or blind, and who has attained the age of six years and is under the age of seventeen, shall attend, for at least one hundred seventy-two days during the school year, a school which provides suitable specialized instruction. The provisions of this subsection (3) shall not apply to a child if the Colorado school for the deaf and the blind refuses him admission and it is impractical to arrange for attendance at a special education class, as provided in article 20 of this title, within daily commuting distance of the child's home.