Starting a charter public school is a mammoth undertaking that requires critical trainings along the way. The Colorado League of Charter Schools strongly encourages charter founding teams to attend as many trainings as they can, including Onboarding Your Charter School (below), Charter School Boot Camp (offered in collaboration with CDE each April) as well as viewing recorded webinars (links below). Visit our calendar of events often to learn about trainings that occur throughout the year and might be specific to your school’s needs.
The Startup Year: Strongly Recommended Professional Development
Schools have unique professional development needs at this stage. Please check our calendar of events and trainings and our vast webinar library (below) throughout your school development process.
Charter School Boot Camp
Dates: Wednesday April 17, Thursday April 18, and Friday April 19, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM. - 4:00 PM
Location: Independence Institute, 727 E. 16th Ave., Denver, CO 80203
Register by 8:00 AM on Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Register here for CS Boot Camp
Onboarding Your Charter School
Onboarding Your Charter School - Summer 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Registration: Coming soon.
Recently approved – and hoping to soon be approved – charter schools to open in 2019, 2020 or beyond won’t want to miss this training! Onboarding is a training for founding teams/governing boards of new charter schools (and hopeful new charter schools). During this exercise, your teams will be guided to navigate the complexities of the startup phase; presenting a clear path forward as your school moves from theory to reality. There will be morning workshops and customized, afternoon “office hours” with League staff across critical areas of school startup
MORNING WORKSHOPS TBD:
CUSTOMIZED AFTERNOON OFFICE HOURS: Individual teams will meet with League content experts to delve deeper around your school’s specific needs and circumstances.
Below are links to a series of recorded webinars which cover a variety of topics related to starting a charter school.
These webinars are free, and are designed for people who are in the process of developing a charter school application; however, anyone is welcome to view them. Each webinar focuses on an area of critical importance to groups in the process of designing a school and writing a charter application. Each webinar runs approximately an hour and half. All you need is a computer and internet access to participate! Simply click on a link below when ready to view.