Freequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions and answers) 

Is there a fee to apply?
The enrollment application is free. No fees

When should I apply?
NOW! Enroll right now reserve a seat for your child by completing the Enrollment Form or clicking here.

What is required to complete my application?
Right now, you must complete the Enrollment forms. We will need the following documentation before school begins:

  • Immunizations records
  • Proof of Colorado Residency
  • Birth Records

My application is complete; what are the next steps?

After enrollment, we will invite you to a summer orientation to see the building and meet the staff.

What is a charter school?

A charter school is a public school that operates as a school of choice. Charter schools commit to obtaining specific educational objectives in return for a charter to operate a school. Charter schools adhere to regulations of public schools and do not charge any tuition.

Are Charter Schools public or private?

Charter Schools are public schools. Charter Schools receive money from local, state, and federal funds just like any other public school system.

What’s the difference between a Charter School and a regular Public School?

A Charter is independent of a Local Education Agency. Charter Schools Department of Instruction; they may choose to work with a Charter Management Organization.

Are the teachers licensed?

Charter Schools are responsible for upholding the state rules regarding teacher licenses. Veteran teachers must mentor all beginner teachers, and all teachers must maintain their license(s) with continued education and professional development that the Department of Instruction accepts. Charter School Boards are required to observe and evaluate all teaching staff.

Can a Charter School charge tuition?

No. Charter Schools can NOT charge tuition or any fees associated with enrollment. Like any school, the Charter may charge for trips, sports, and lunch if a child does not qualify for the free/reduced food program. Any Charter School charging tuition or fees that would prohibit enrollment is violating the law. Why? Charter Schools are public and must have an open enrollment policy.

Do Charter Schools take money from the school district?

Public funds for education, are set up to follow the student where they are receiving their education. If a student enrolls in a Charter School, then the funds for him/her will follow them to the Charter School.

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