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Colorado Charter School Institute

The Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI) is the state's only non-district charter school authorizer.  Currently, the Institute authorizes 34 Colorado charter schools across Colorado. CSI accepts applications from those interested in starting a charter school as well as those interested in transferring, expanding, or replicating an existing charter school. Learn more here>>

Our Mission

The mission of the Charter School Institute shall be to foster high-quality public school choices offered through Institute charter schools that deliver rigorous academic content and high academic performance in a safe environment and on par with the highest performing schools, including particularly schools for at-risk students.

Updates & Announcements


SB 191 Implementation Toolkit
Click to access the Colorado Legacy's Foundation's SB191 Implementation Toolkit.

CDE's Strategic Priorities: Updates
Stay on top of CDE's strategic priorities like accountability, assessments, & educator effectiveness!




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Ross Montessori Charter School Buys Land in Carbondale for New School Building
Posted on 10/03/2014
TPAAK Earns Literacy Award
Posted on 07/18/2014
CSI's New Website
Posted on 11/18/2013
MacLaren to Host National School Choice Week Event