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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 

School Code Change Request Now Open

School districts requesting a new school code, school name change, or school grade change for the 2020-2021 school year are required to apply before Tuesday, June 30. The school code request forms can be found on CDE's website here.  

Alternative Education Campus Designation Collection Open

AECs reapplying for the 2020-21 school year and schools applying for the first time and have notified CDE of their intent to apply will have their pre-populated data uploaded to the Data Pipeline system automatically and should now be available. The AEC renewal and application collection must be submitted through Data Pipeline. For more information visit the website here.