CSI Annual Review of Schools Reports (2017)

CSI Annual Review of Schools Reports and Accreditation Ratings

The CSI Annual Review of Schools (CARS) is the system used to annually evaluate and accredit its schools based on Academic, Financial, and Organizational Performance Frameworks.

CARS was developed to fulfill statutory requirements and to align with best practice. CSI is required to annually accredit its schools per C.R.S. 22-11-307(1). The accreditation system should consider the state’s school performance framework indicators (achievement, growth, postsecondary). Districts and CSI are able to accredit schools using measures that are “more rigorous in expectations” than CDE’s system for districts C.R.S. 22-11-307(2). The CSI Annual Review of Schools (CARS) is the system used to fulfill these statutory requirements by building off of the academic expectations included in the state’s accountability system, adding to them and adding is measures of financial and organizational performance.

Additionally, annual performance reporting is an essential authorizing practice for effective oversight, communication with charter schools, and public accountability and transparency. It lets a school know how it’s doing, provides information to help a school develop and improve, provides the school the opportunity to regularly check its record with the authorizer, and provides public transparency.

CARS will help to accomplish three primary objectives:

  1. Add to the body of evidence that is used to make authorization decisions
  2. Determine accreditation rating used primarily to inform authorization pathways 
  3. Determine level of support/intervention to provide to school

CARS 2.0 Resources

The CARS system was updated during the 2016-2017 school year. CARS 2.0 was implemented in the fall of 2017. 

CARS Handbook (2017)   

Individual School CARS Reports

School Name 2017 CARS Rating  2017 CARS Report
THE ACADEMY OF CHARTER SCHOOLS Performance: Low Participation CARS Report PDF

ANIMAS HIGH SCHOOL Performance with Distinction: Low Participation CARS Report PDF

CAPROCK ACADEMY Performance CARS Report PDF

COLORADO EARLY COLLEGES - AURORA* New School: Performance *New School

COLORADO EARLY COLLEGES - FORT COLLINS Performance with Distinction:
Low Participation

CARS Report PDF

COLORADO EARLY COLLEGES - PARKER Performance with Distinction:
Low Participation
CARS Report PDF

COLORADO MILITARY ACADEMY* New School: Performance *New School

COLORADO SPRINGS CHARTER ACADEMY Performance with Distinction:
Low Participation

CARS Report PDF

COLORADO SPRINGS EARLY COLLEGES Performance with Distinction:
Low Participation
CARS Report PDF

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Performance CARS Report PDF

CROWN POINTE CHARTER ACADEMY Performance CARS Report PDF

EARLY COLLEGE OF ARVADA Improvement: Low Participation CARS Report PDF

FRONTIER CHARTER ACADEMY Performance: Low Participation CARS Report PDF

GLOBAL VILLAGE ACADEMY - COLORADO SPRINGS Priority Improvement: Decreased due to Financial Noncompliance CARS Report PDF

GLOBAL VILLAGE ACADEMY - FORT COLLINS Priority Improvement: Decreased due to Financial Noncompliance CARS Report PDF

GLOBAL VILLAGE ACADEMY - NORTHGLENN Improvement
CARS Report PDF

HIGH POINT ACADEMY Improvement CARS Report PDF

INDIAN PEAKS CHARTER SCHOOL Improvement: Low Participation CARS Report PDF

JAMES IRWIN CHARTER ACADEMY Performance: Low Participation CARS Report PDF

LAUNCH HIGH SCHOOL Performance: Low Participation CARS Report PDF

MONTESSORI DEL MUNDO CHARTER SCHOOL Performance
CARS Report PDF

MONUMENT VIEW MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL* New School: Priority Improvement *New School

MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL Performance
CARS Report PDF

MOUNTAIN SONG COMMUNITY SCHOOL Performance: Low Participation CARS Report PDF

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL Priority Improvement: Decreased due to Financial Noncompliance CARS Report PDF

NEW AMERICA SCHOOL - LOWRY AEC: Improvement CARS Report PDF

NEW AMERICA SCHOOL - THORNTON AEC: Improvement CARS Report PDF

NEW LEGACY CHARTER SCHOOL AEC: Improvement CARS Report PDF

PIKES PEAK PREP Priority Improvement: Decreased due to Participation CARS Report PDF

RICARDO FLORES MAGON ACADEMY Improvement CARS Report PDF

ROSS MONTESSORI SCHOOL Performance: Low Participation CARS Report PDF

SALIDA MONTESSORI CHARTER SCHOOL Performance: Low Participation CARS Report PDF

STONE CREEK CHARTER SCHOOL Performance with Distinction CARS Report PDF

T.R. PAUL ACADEMY OF ARTS & KNOWLEDGE Performance: Low Participation
CARS Report PDF

THE PINNACLE CHARTER SCHOOL ELEMENTARY Performance
CARS Report PDF

THE PINNACLE CHARTER SCHOOL HIGH Performance
CARS Report PDF

THE PINNACLE CHARTER SCHOOL MIDDLE Performance
CARS Report PDF

THOMAS MACLAREN STATE CHARTER SCHOOL Performance with Distinction:
Low Participation

CARS Report PDF

TWO RIVERS COMMUNITY SCHOOL Performance with Distinction
CARS Report PDF

VICTORY PREPARATORY ACADEMY HIGH STATE CHARTER SCHOOL Performance with Distinction
CARS Report PDF

VICTORY PREPARATORY ACADEMY MIDDLE STATE CHARTER SCHOOL Performance with Distinction
CARS Report PDF


*New school, opened in SY 2017-18.