Colorado Springs is home to a large amount of public charter schools. These schools offer public-funded, custom educations and are home to some wonderful teachers, administrators, and students. Charter schools promote diversity, parent choice, greater independence, and smaller class sizes. And we have no shortage of these wonderful options here in Colorado Springs. Below you will find a comprehensive list of Charter School options in Colorado Springs. Keep in mind, many of these require a lottery system for admittance and some offer bus options at a small fee to families.
Please remember that there is generally no school bus service to your Choice schools. Note: only one in six Colorado Springs students attends the school that they are “assigned” to in regards to their residence. Wondering which type of school is right for your child? Check out our School Options in Colorado Springs post for all of the information you need about the different types of schools offered here.
Colorado Springs Charter Schools
- CIVA Charter High School: 4635 Northpark Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
- The Vanguard School: 1605 S Corona Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
- The Vanguard Elementary School: 1832 S Wahsatch Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
- Colorado Springs Charter Academy: 2577 Chelton Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
- GLOBE Charter School: 3302 Alpine Pl, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
- Thomas MacLaren School: 1702 N Murray Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80915
- Academy for Advanced and Creative Learners: 2510 N Chestnut St, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
- Roosevelt Edison Charter School: 205 Byron Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80910
- Colorado Springs Early Colleges: 4405 N Chestnut St d, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
- James Irwin Charter Academy: 1801 Howard Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
- Global Village Academy: 303 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
- Power Technical Early College: 2525 Canada Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80922
- Rocky Mountain Classical Academy: 4620 Antelope Ridge Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80922
- Colorado Military Academy: 360 Command View, Colorado Springs, CO 80915
- Atlas Preparatory School: 1602 S Murray Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80916
- The Classical Academy: 1655 Springcrest Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
- Imagine Classical Academy: 6464 Peterson Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80923
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Another wonderful benefit of Colorado Springs School Districts is our “choice enrollment” policy called School Choice For Kids. This policy allows parents and students to select their school district regardless of which school district their home is zoned in. School Choice is mandated by Colorado State Law and students are accepted based on space availability. The applications for School Choice for each district vary and are typically in December, January, and February. The applications processes for our Charter schools vary and are usually under different timelines, so be sure to plan ahead!