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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 

FY20-21 Building Excellent Schools Today Grant Application Open

The FY 2020-21 cycle for BEST grants is now open! Signed and completed applications are due no later than 4pm on Monday, February 24th. We strongly encourage anyone considering applying for a BEST grant to contact the Capital Construction unit and watch the available webinar, which explains the grant application. Visit the Capital Construction website for more information. 

TLCC Survey to Launch January 22

The Teaching and LEarning Conditions in Colorado (TLCC) survey will launch on Wednesday, January 22nd and will close on Friday, February 21st. Packets with survey codes will be mailed to schools the week of January 13th. All schools that have 50% staff response and a minimum of five respondents will have access to results. For more information, visit the TLCC survey website