All Colorado Charter Schools have an authorizer by which the Charter School operates under a contract. IPCS's authorizer is the Colorado Charter School Institute. 
Through setting a clear vision for increasing student and overall system performance, CDE continually supports the advancement and improvement of the state’s education system to prepare all learners for success in a rapidly changing global workplace.

We have clear goals related to student achievement, educator effectiveness, school/district performance and state agency operations – all aimed at preparing students for success after high school. 

Colorado League of Charter Schools

The mission of the Colorado League of Charter Schools is to improve student achievement and expand choice among high quality public schools by serving and supporting Colorado's charter schools. The League's mission reflects a commitment to individual charter schools, as well as the overall charter school movement both in Colorado and across the nation.

The Colorado League of Charter Schools is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to supporting the 170 charter schools in the state. The League is committed to helping these schools reach higher levels of student performance and overall success by providing information and resources, including technical support, advocacy, public relations assistance, and much more.

Membership with the League is open to all charter schools in Colorado. The League also provides guidance and technical assistance for developing charter school groups, such as charter application reviews, contract negotiations, and general start up support.

There are over 77,000 students attending the 174 charter schools in Colorado. This equals 8.8% of total K-12 public school enrollment in the state.

Core Knowledge Foundation

Whether you are a parent, teacher, school administrator, or someone who cares about education, we invite you to learn more about the Core Knowledge Sequence, our schools, and our philosophy. We are dedicated to the idea that every child deserves a rigorous, lively, and coherent education