Charter Renewal Decisions

At the Board Meeting on December 15 board members voted to approve the renewal of the following charter schools’ contracts.

Far Northeast/Near Northeast:

  • Academy 360
  • KIPP Montbello College Prep Middle School
  • Monarch Montessori
  • Denver Language School
  • DSST Cole Middle School
  • Downtown Denver Expeditionary School
  • Wyatt Academy


  • Academy of Urban Learning
  • Cesar Chavez Academy
  • Girls Athletic Leadership Middle School
  • ACE
  • KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy
  • Southwest Early College
  • STRIVE Prep-Westwood

Southeast and Ridge View:

  • DSST Byers Middle School
  • Highline Academy Southeast
  • Ridge View Academy

All renewals were approved unanimously with the exception of Cesar Chavez Academy. Board member Lisa Flores, who represents the area, raised questions about academic performance at the school in voting against its renewal.

“Right now, only 8% of their students are at or above grade level and I think that is of grave concern,” she said.

To read the rationale and specific conditions for these renewals, view the full presentation here. The District Accountability Committee’s recommendations on these charter renewals are available here. In addition, a written report on the staff recommendations for charter school contracts is available here.