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Colorado High School Charter is transforming the alternative education experience by igniting the potential within each of the diverse young people we serve.  CHSC ensures students’ personal and academic growth by creating tailored curricula, a supportive school environment, and community partnerships. We empower our students to succeed in life and positively contribute to their families and communities by offering them the freedom and resources to pursue a post-secondary path aligned with their individualized goals.


At Colorado High School Charter, our philosophy is to provide a safe, inclusive learning community with staff and students who exemplify integrity, trust, service, personal responsibility and passion for learning. Our goal is to create opportunities for personal growth, academic challenges and unflagging motivation. We educate the whole person, helping students build foundations for a lifetime of learning and achievement.


The Core Principles of CHSC guide and ground our work together as a community.  We believe when these values are practiced with fidelity and discipline they lead to profound growth and results for young people.  We encourage anyone who observes us not living up to these core principles to let us know so we can continue to improve our work.

  • Relationships: We believe that learning happens when relationships are built on trust and respect. We strive to understand the needs of every member of our community and create connections that empower them to thrive.

  • High Expectations: We believe that by expecting the most of ourselves and those around us and holding each other accountable leads to our greatest potential. 

  • Growth: We value continuous improvement of ourselves, each other and our practices. We seek and apply feedback, reflect on our practice, maintain a can-do positive attitude, approach changes and challenges as opportunities to learn and celebrate each of our unique strengths in support of continuous improvement. 

  • Inclusivity: We believe that by embracing and learning from all people we become better, produce higher quality work and become more empowered. 

  • Wellness: We know that to perform and grow, we must feel sage and cared for, so we work continuously to holistically meet the physical, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental, occupational and intellectual needs of everyone in our community. We believe that healthy people perform better. 

  • Third...Fourth...Fifth way...: Our students embody this value and as partners with them, we work to emulate the practice of finding ladders, bulldozers and other solutions to the vast number of walls, roadblocks and problems we encounter.