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charter-schools

​Charter Schools

A charter school is an independently run public school. Charter school’s typically have greater flexibility in operations, in return for greater accountability for performance. The "charter" establishing each school is a performance contract detailing the school's mission, program, students served, performance goals and methods of assessment.

Learn more about charter schools in Colorado


In Colorado, charter schools are public schools that operate via a contract with an authorizer such as the local school district or, in some cases, the Colorado Charter School Institute. The charter school is not a separate legal entity independent of the school district, but a public school defined uniquely by a charter and partially autonomous while remaining within the school district. The approved charter application and accompanying agreements are the charter which serve as a contract between the charter school and the local board of education.


Academy District 20 Charter Schools

Currently we have one charter school in our district and one conditionally approved.