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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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News & Updates

2019-2020 CCSP Grant Awards Announced

The 2019 Charter School Program Grant Awards have been announced! See the full list of charter schools that have been awarded funding on our website here for start-up grants as well as focused programming. 

Colorado Educator's Loan Forgiveness Program

Applicants for the 2019-2020 Colorado Educator Loan Forgiveness Program are due by Friday, February 21. Program participants are eligible for an annual payment of up to $5,000 toward a qualified loan balance. Participants may be eligible for up to five years. The Colorado Department of Higher Education is authorized to accept up to 100 new program participants each year through 2028. Visit the CDHE website for more information and eligibility. 

Reminder: UIPs on Watch or Priority Improvement or Turnaround due January 15

Schools and districts on watch or with a Priority Improvement or Turnaround plan must submit a UIP for CDE review by Wednesday, January 15. Feedback on the plans will be available through the online system in early March. Visit the UIP webpage for more information.