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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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Grant Reviewers Needed

The Schools of Choice Office is in need of volunteers with charter school experience to read and serve as peer reviewers for the Charter School Grant Program applications we have received. Volunteers will partipate in an in-person training and meet to score applications on the dates below.

  • In-Person Application Training: Friday, October 18th, 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Application Review: Thursday, October 31st, 9:00am-3:00pm

To volunteer, register online here by Monday, October 7th. 

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.