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New School Development

Starting a Charter School in Colorado

Phases of New School Development

To help guide you to the right targeted content, see which phase of school development you are in. The content indicates different phases of development as it is most relevant.


Six Quality Outcomes for New Schools

A new charter school, at the end of its first year, should be able to demonstrate these six quality outcomes. Each quality outcome carries equal importance.

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Phases of Development

The new school development process includes many different projects, tasks and goals that lead to opening a new school.


Charter Application Reviews

The Colorado League of Charter Schools offers a two-part charter application review process for new school developers.

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Quality Standards for Developing Charter Schools

The League has worked extensively over the years to compile the quality standards as a resource for new school developers who are serious about launching a charter school. 



Need planning grants to start a charter school in Colorado? The Colorado League of Charter Schools can help connect you to funding and grant opportunities! 

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Below are a variety of resources for new charter school developers. Please contact us with questions.


Sample Charter School Applications

Review high-quality charter applications or sections of applications. These are intended to be guiding documents.


New School Webinars and Trainings

Starting a charter public school is a mammoth undertaking requiring critical trainings along the way. We encourage teams to attend as many trainings as they can.

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Support Services

The League provides a variety of services to support the development, growth, expansion and replication of high- quality charter schools in Colorado.

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New charter school developers at every stage of starting a school will find news and resources in this newsletter to better ensure they develop a quality charter school.



Check out common questions about starting a new school.