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The Colorado Charter School Act passed in 1993, and within months, the state’s first two charter schools opened their doors: Academy Charter School in Castle Rock and The Connect School in Pueblo.


In 1994, the Colorado League of Charter Schools was founded to provide advocacy and support services to the fast growing charter school community.


Over the years, the League has helped create one of the nation’s strongest charter school laws, paving the way for continued growth and evolution of Colorado’s charter school sector. The League has also played a critical role in molding the climate for new charter schools, and shaping the overall operating environment for charter schools in operation. The League’s work to shape charter school policy has carried over to the state’s public school landscape as well.

Today, the League offers an array of services designed to support Colorado’s charter schools from the moment they first open their doors and throughout every stage of their life cycle.

Since 1994, the League’s annual membership has consistently represented over 95% of the state’s charter schools.