Our Mission

We believe that every child should have access to high-quality school choices.

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Our Schools

We authorize 39 charter public schools across Colorado.

New School Applicants

Interested in starting a charter school? Check out our most recent application materials and process.

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Who We Are

The Colorado Charter School Institute is a statewide charter school authorizer committed to creating and sustaining a portfolio of high-quality public school options that meet the needs of all students. CSI oversees 39 schools across Colorado, from Fruita to Calhan, Durango to Steamboat Springs.
We believe that every child should have access to high performing school choices. We are committed to the creation and success of high-quality charter public school options that offer diverse educational models to best meet the needs of every child.

Our approach to authorizing charter schools balances autonomy and accountability. We offer our schools flexibility to choose the educational methods that best meet the unique needs of their students, and we hold them accountable to clear expectations for performance.

We Serve All Students

CSI’s service to students of color, students eligible for free or reduced price lunch, and English learners reflects that of the state.

STUDENTS ATTEND 39 SCHOOLS

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ARE STUDENTS OF COLOR

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ARE ELIGIBLE FOR FREE OR REDUCED PRICED LUNCH

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ARE ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

We Hold Our Schools Accountable for High Performance

Every CSI school earned one of the highest two state ratings for academic performance.

  • Performance Schools 73%
  • Improvement Schools 27%

73% are Performance Schools, 27% are Improvement Schools, 0% are Priority Improvement Schools, and 0% are Turnaround Schools

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