The new school application is used for founding teams seeking to open a new charter school.
Contact Janet Dinnen (JanetDinnen@csi.state.co.us) for more information.
New School Application Timelines
Prospective applicants should attend a CSI orientation prior to submitting a Letter of Intent.
|Key Process Steps||Fall 2020 Cycle||Spring 2021 Cycle|
|Letter of Intent Due||July 10, 2020||Feb 26, 2021|
|Application Due||Aug 3, 2020||Mar 29, 2021|
|Applicant to Host Geographic Meeting||Aug-Sep 2020||Apr-May 2021|
|Applicant Presentation to CSI Board’s Performance Management Committee||Sep 8, 2020||May 11, 2021|
|Applicant Interview with CSI Review Team||Aug-Sep 2020||Apr-May 2021|
|CSI Staff Recommendation to CSI Board’s Performance Management Committee||Oct 20, 2020||June 8, 2021|
|CSI Board Vote (at CSI Board’s Colorado Springs Regional Meeting)||Oct 27, 2020||June 15, 2021|
*Current applicants requested and were granted a timeline waiver. The updated application timeline includes Application due October 12; Applicant Presentation to CSI Board’s Performance Management Committee on November 10; Applicant Interview with CSI Review Team the week of November 16; CSI Staff Recommendation to CSI Board’s Performance Management Committee on December 8; and CSI Board Vote on December 11.