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Colorado Charter Schools

Welcome to the Colorado Charter School page! In the state of Colorado charter schools are public schools that operate via a contract with an authorizer such as the local school district or, in some cases, the Colorado Charter School Institute. Our office administers the Colorado Charter School Startup and Implementation grant, provides technical assistance to charter schools and authorizers, processes waiver requests for the State Board of Education, collects data on charter schools, produces special topic studies and the state evaluation of charter schools, and responds to questions from the general public.

Office Contacts:

Gina Schlieman-Colorado charter school programs and grants contact


Phone: (303) 866-6790

Kelly Rosensweet-Charter waiver requests, renewals, and extensions contact


Phone: (303) 866-6848

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Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
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