Promising Student Growth at Compass Academy
This month, the Colorado Succeeds team and partners had the opportunity to visit Compass Academy, a public charter middle school in Denver Public Schools, serving students from sixth to eighth grade. Opened in 2015, Compass has increased two levels on
Guest Post: Colorado Charter Schools Lead the Way
Colorado Succeeds is proud to partner with the Colorado League of Charter Schools’ to protect and advance high-quality school choice in our state. We are pleased to share these important reflections from the League’s President, Dan Schaller, who shares our
Full Circle: The Story of Two Families and The Succeeds Prize
In this piece we catch up with Richard Herbst, a Colorado Succeeds board member and President of TTEC Foundation. Richard passionately recounts his story with the Azimis, an Afghan refugee family in Denver. Richard also tells how his involvement with The
New Bright Rides program offers school transportation to Adams 14 students
An exciting opportunity, funded through federal stimulus dollars, is finding its way to students who need it the most in the Adams 14 school district. While 6,000-plus students call Adams 14 home, numerous students choose a school outside of the
What Is Open Enrollment in Colorado?
Since 1994, Colorado families have had the option under state law of enrolling their children in any traditional public school or public charter school in the state, as long as space is available. If the school is outside either the
Get the Facts: Public School Choice in Colorado
Charter schools, school choice, magnet schools. You’ve probably been hearing these terms more and more. With so much misinformation surrounding these topics, we wanted to give you the facts and where these issues currently stand in Colorado.
Busting the Myths Surrounding Colorado’s Charter Schools
Colorado is known nationwide as a pioneering state. There’s no better example of this spirit than our focus on providing high-quality school options to all kids.
More School Choice Means More Chances for Success
As a sixth-generation Coloradan, my roots run deep in our great Centennial State. And, as a product of a small farming community that was in one of the poorest counties in the country when I was growing up, I believe
Charter School Funding: The New Discrimination
Originally published in: If public education is America’s great equalizer – helping to level the playing field for the disadvantaged – why don’t all public school students receive equal funding?