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Our Mission

Our mission is to foster high-quality charter public school choices for all students.

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Our Schools

We authorize charter public schools across Colorado.

New School Applicants

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

Who We Are

The Colorado Charter School Institute (CSI) is a statewide charter school authorizer whose mission is to foster high-quality public school options that meet the needs of all students. CSI oversees schools across Colorado, from Fruita to Colorado Springs, Durango to Steamboat Springs.

We believe that every child should have access to high-performing school choices. We are committed to fostering a portfolio 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.

Our mission is to foster high-quality charter public school choices, particularly those closing the opportunity gap.

We Serve All Students

CSI’s service to students of color, students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, students with a 504 Plan, and English Learners reflects that of the state.

Our service to students who qualify for special education continues to trend upward.

We Hold Our Schools Accountable for High Performance

3 out of 4 CSI schools earned the state’s highest academic rating.


of our schools are Performance schools

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