Charter Schools

What is a Charter School?

  • Charter schools are independently-operated, public schools.¬† Charter school boards have contracts with the school district that outlines the terms of their operation, including performance goals, program elements, and compliance with State and Federal Requirements.
  • In Colorado, charter schools are operated pursuant to the Colorado Charter Schools Act (available at:
  • For more information about charter schools visit the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools at

Our Charter Schools

View a comprehensive list of DPS charter schools including SPF rating, contact information, contract term and open date. Learn more…

DPS Charter Collaboration

Denver Public Schools is deeply committed to collaboration with all of our schools, including charter schools. Learn¬†more…