Colorado

Year Law Enacted: 1993

Number of Charter Students in the State

100,506


11%

Percentage of public school students attending charters Derived from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools

Number of Charter Schools

226


12%

Percentage of public schools that are charters Derived from the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools

Authorizing Policy Environment

Colorado has a school district-focused policy structure that encourages authorizers to use best practices in charter school authorizing through rules, making samples available, and an appeal process. There is significant variability of authorizer size, with generally strong authorizer practices among authorizers with 10 or more schools.

District Authorizing State

District authorizers oversee more than 50 percent of charter schools in this state.
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State Policy Score

10/33

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State Policy Rank

35/44

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