Our Why

What's Your "Why"?

CSI is committed to fostering high-quality charter school options that meet the needs of their communities. Each member of the 20,000+ CSI community of schools has a unique story on why they have chosen a charter school.

Below is a selection of stories from CSI school staff, parents, and students. Each story highlights what charter schools and choice mean to them.

We want to hear your story! What does your charter school mean to you? Submit your story below.

 

Student Stories

This powerful video highlights four very different CSI schools and how they offer unique educational choices in their communities.

Schools Featured: New Legacy Charter School | Kwiyagat Community Academy | Thomas MacLaren School  | The New America School – Aurora 

 

Student Stories

“Thanks to the college opportunities that [CEC] offers…I’m on my way towards achieving that goal.”

William Navarette Moreno
Student, Colorado Early Colleges

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Student Stories

“What makes [Mountain Middle School] so special is how free…and how extraordinary it is.”

Students
Mountain Middle School

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School Staff Stories

“I love working in an innovative environment…I see these kids thrive and grow every day!”

Mary Bain
Staff, CEC Inverness/Douglas County

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Student Stories

“[Mountain Song is] joyful…It’s unique. It’s a Waldorf school…Artistic…It’s a safe environment.”

8th Grade Students
Mountain Song Community School

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Student Stories

New Legacy gave me the confidence and reassurance of why I needed to believe in myself.”

Bianca
Student, New Legacy Charter School

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Parent Stories

“We chose Ross…As a result, our children have a much greater appreciation for knowledge.”

Julie Lindsay
Parent, Ross Montessori School

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Student Stories

“In my other school, it was more isolated…Here, we get to do more activities all together as a school.” 

Erendira
Student, New Legacy Charter School

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Parent Stories

“Our son has high functioning autism…They allow him to be himself & explore learning at his own pace.”

Lisa Fischer
Parents, Ross Montessori School

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Student Stories

“My favorite thing about Animas is the student-teacher relationships…my teachers actually care.”

Students
Animas High School

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Parent Stories

“After he started at GVA, I saw something in Michael that I had never seen before, he liked school”

Michael’s Family
Parent, Global Village Academy North

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Student Stories

“We have a close relationship with our teachers and our peers and it’s such a small learning community.”

Students
Animas High School

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School Staff Stories

“As each year passes I find more and more reasons to believe why our small school is excellent.”

Megan Atherton
Staff, Golden View Classical Academy

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Parent Stories

“I am proud to say that my daughter no longer fears reading out loud because she no longer fears mistakes.”

Hannah Lewis
Parent, Mountain Song Community School

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Parent Stories

“It is this “small school” environment that allows my child to be seen and not lost in an over crowded school.”

Eva Hernandez
Parent, High Point Academy

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Parent Stories

Without CSI, I would never have gotten my wish to send my child…to a school that I could only have dreamed of.

Parent
Mountain Song Community School

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