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Colorado Charter Schools


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, which 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.See more information on the CCSP Grant here

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Performance Framework Release

Preliminary performance framework reports and student detail files were made available to District Accountability Contacts via Simplicity. Resources below are included on the Performance Frameworks webpage. For request to reconsider submissions, submit online accreditation forms by Wednesday, September 18.

  • Annotated District & School Performance Frameworks
  • 2019 Framework Scoring Guide
  • A summary of changes from 2018 to 2019 SPF and DPFs  

Register for the EASI Support Fairs and Provider Expo

School staff members are invited to attend events designed to highlight support and funding available through the Empowering Action for School Improvement (EASI) grant process. The EASI grant is a grant for schools identified either through state or federal metrics for school improvement. If your school has been identified in the past or if you think your school may be identified in the coming weeks, please plan to attend and learn about resources available. 


See the entire latest SOC update here.