Colorado Charter School Institute

The Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI) is the state's only non-district charter school authorizer.  Currently, the Institute authorizes 39 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.