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The Schools of Choice Unit has shared communications to all charter school emergency contacts to ensure information that is sent to school districts is also reaching the charter community.

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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.

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News & Updates 

Remote Learning Grant Applications Due by October 30, 2020

The Schools of Choice Unit is pleased to announce the release of the RFA for charter schools to apply for remote learning grants. Information about the grant program, including eligibility, can be found at COVID Remote Learning Grant website. Two training sessions will also occur on October 9th from 1:00pm - 2:30pm and October 14th from 9:00am - 10:30am. Reach out to Paola Paga at or 303-866-6848 with any questions regarding this grant. 

New School Developer Coaching & Support RFP Published 10/8

A Request for Proposals has been published on the public facing ColoradoVSS website seeking bids for individuals or organizations with experiencing and expertise in coaching new school developers. Those that have expertise and interest in developing readiness checklists and providing coaching to those seeking to open a charter school in the State of Colorado are encouraged to apply. See full details, requirements, and timeline on the ColoradoVSS website. All applications are due by Monday, November 9th.