Thank you for your interest in applying to the Colorado Charter School InstituteCSI is committed to a positive collaboration with new charter schools, replications of existing charter schools, and transfer charter schools. We encourage you to review the CSI Services list (in the left menu bar) and the rest of our website as CSI provides not only authorization services but also support services to its schools.  

Typically, the application for new schools is due in March and the application for transfer schools is due in November.  Call for applications are released at least two months before the application due date. 
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for New Schools

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View Charter School Applications

 New Schools Transfer Schools  Replication Schools 
New School Application
Application for schools interested in opening in August 2015
Application for schools interested in transferring to the Charter School Institute in August 2014
 Replication Application
Application for replication schools interested in opening in August 2014
Application Due: 3/12/2014
2/10/2014 for Early Cycle*
Application Due: 11/14/2013 Application Due: 10/23/2013

*For Applicants operating along the Early Cycle detailed in the Call for Applications, please refer to the appropriate Timeline of Events.

View & Download Application Materials

Click on the links below to download the appropriate application materials.  For specific questions regarding the application process, please email CSI at


Application Addenda

Templates & Rubrics

Call for Applications
Letter of Intent

New School Application
Transfer School Application
Replication School Application
Education Management Provider 
Food Program
Online School
Baseline Targets Template
5-Year Budget Template
Early Cycle Timeline
Application Rubric