Charter schools are free, public schools of choice that are open to all students. Colorado has 120 charter schools across the state, serving approximately 40,000 students in metro, suburban and rural areas.

These nonsectarian, nonreligious schools do not have admission criteria or require admission tests. As with all metro Denver public schools, charter schools offer open enrollment, which allows students living in one school district to attend a school in another district, subject to space availability.

As innovators in public school education, charter schools allow creative educators and parents to reach students whose needs aren’t met in traditional public school systems. However, they are held to the same state and federal testing standards as all other public schools. Charter schools are approved by local school districts, assure local control, and receive funding from the local district and the state of Colorado. Click here to learn more about Charter Schools in Denver.