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
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CDE's Strategic Priorities: Updates
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Please RSVP for Colorado Academy Information Day
Posted on 04/14/2015
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Posted on 03/09/2015
Updated CSI Policies Now on BoardDocs
Posted on 01/15/2015
CDE Recognizes 2014 District and School Performance Results
Posted on 12/04/2014
Ross Montessori
Ross Montessori Charter School Buys Land in Carbondale for New School Building
Posted on 10/03/2014