Charter Schools Overview

  • The Charter School Act (C.R.S. 22-­‐30.5-­‐101 et seq.) allows for the establishment of charter schools to create a legitimate avenue for parents, teachers, and community members to implement new and innovative methods of educating children that are proven to be effective and to take responsible risks and create new and innovative, research-­‐based ways of educating all children within the public education system. Falcon School District 49 Board of Education believes that it is the obligation of the school district to provide all students with schools that reflect high expectations and create conditions in all schools where these expectations can be met. In addition, the district believes that different pupils learn differently and public school programs should be designed to fit the needs of individual pupils. To these ends, Falcon School District 49 authorizes charter schools in such a way that the district maintains high standards for schools, upholds school autonomy, and protects student and public interests.

    Mission for Charter Authorizing

    The mission of Falcon School District 49’s Charter Authorizing is to promote high quality and effective public charter school options that are autonomous and accountable for improved academic outcomes for a diverse student population. Through our policies, practices and procedures as a quality authorizer, the district will provide high standards for all schools, which will protect student and public interests.