Accreditation Contracts

While CSI is accredited by the Colorado Department of Education, each CSI School is accredited by CSI.  CSI has developed an accreditation system, which incorporates the state performance indicators set forth in the State Board Rules for the accreditation of public schools (1 CCR 301-1), known as the CSI Annual Review of Schools ("CARS").  For more information on CARS, please visit the Accountability page.  

As required by state law, and in implementing the CARS accreditation system, each CSI school is required to execute an Accreditation Contract.  Accreditation Contracts have a term of 1-year and are automatically renewed each year provided the SCI School is accredited with a rating of Improvement or higher.  CSI Schools with a rating of Priority Improvement or Turnaround are required to re-execute the accreditation contract annually.

Beginning July 1, 2018, accreditation contracts will still have a term of 1-year, but must be re-executed upon renewal or upon receiving an accreditation rating of Improvement, Priority Improvement, or Turnaround.  For CSI Schools not up for renewal, if the CSI School receives an accreditation rating of Distinction or Performance the accreditation contract will automatically be renewed.

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