Thank you for your interest in the Charter School Institute! CSI’s mission is to foster high-quality charter school options in Colorado.
CSI is unable to consider charter applicants seeking to locate in districts that retain exclusive chartering authority (ECA) without approval from the school district’s board of education. 97% of districts currently retain exclusive chartering authority.
For more information about eligibility to apply, timelines, and processes, please click on the application cycle of interest below.
Contact Authorization_CSI@csi.state.co.us for more information.
CSI encourages parent and community engagement throughout the application process.
Learn more about community engagement in the application process.
The CSI Board of Directors annually sets the timeline for each of CSI’s authorization cycles.
The 2023-2024 Authorization Timelines include application timelines by authorization cycle.