A charter school operates under a charter (a contract) between the charter school and its authorizer, either a local school district or the Colorado Charter School Institute.
PSD charter schools:
- Compass Community Collaborative School
- Fort Collins Montessori School
- Liberty Common Elementary & Liberty Common Secondary
- Mountain Sage Community School
- Ridgeview Classical School
Charter school policy and applications
PSD policy regarding charter schools: LBD--Charter Schools Policy.
Deadline for filing applications: August 15 of the year prior to the proposed opening date.
"Letter of Intent to Apply" - This Letter of Intent to Apply must be submitted to the Board of Education no later than 30 calendar days prior to submission of the charter application. The "Letter of Intent to Apply" should include the date the charter intends to submit their application and a brief summary of the charter.
The PSD Charter Application Review Handbook guides applicants to prepare charter school applications and provides standards for the PSD Board of Education and administration to use in evaluating charter school applications. An applicant's compliance with the handbook standards does not guarantee approval of the charter school application. Under the Colorado Constitution, the PSD Board of Education has final approval.