“Dozens of parents went before the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) Board of Education on Jan. 22, imploring them to approve an application for a new charter school, Ascent Classical Academy Flatirons. Despite this, and Ascent’s remarkable success elsewhere, the board rejected the application. Charter schoolsare tuition-free public schools granted certain flexibility in their educational models, but which still must teach to the same standards required of other public schools. According to the Colorado League of Charter Schools, there are over 250 charter schools state-wide, with over 120,000 students.
The proposed school sought to replicate two highly successful charter schools already operating in Colorado; Golden View Classical Academy in Jefferson County, and Ascent Classical Academy in Douglas County, both of which enjoy waiting lists of parents wishing to enroll their kids.”
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