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The Academy was one of the first charter schools founded in Colorado almost 30 years ago.

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Charter Schools Are Meeting A Community Need
Charter Schools Are Delivering On Their Promise
Chate rShools Are Working For All Students
Colorado Has The Nation's Second Best Charter Law
Below are more facts about Colorado's charter schools:
  • Charter schools are public schools.
  • Colorado Charter Schools must be non-profit by law.
  • Charter schools do not charge tuition.
  • Charter schools use non-discriminatory enrollment practices.
  • There are no test-in requirements to attend charter schools.
  • There are more than 250 charter schools in Colorado serving over 134,000 students.
  • Charter school enrollment in Colorado is 15% of total public school enrollment in the state.
  • Charter school students must take state assessments.
  • Charter schools are subject to the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
  • Charter schools serve a broad range of students, including: low-income students, racial and ethnic students of color, and students with disabilities or other special needs.
  • Colorado charter schools are geographically dispersed across the state and serve urban, suburban and rural communities across 70 localities in the state.
  • Charter school programs and academic designs are as diverse as the students they enroll. Some charters implement longer school days, while others implement curricula specifically designed for at-risk students, gifted children, pregnant/parenting teens, juvenile offenders, and more.