Three Colorado charter schools were recognized as Charter School of the Year at a Center for Education Reform event in Washington, DC this week. Congratulations to Liberty Common School in Fort Collins, Ridgeview Classical Schools in Fort Collins and Jefferson Academy Elementary in Westminster.
Each of these schools are open today because of the appeal provision in the Colorado Charter Schools Act. Jefferson Academy appealed in order to open in 1994. Liberty Common School appealed "gross imposition of conditions" after trying mediation. Ridgeview Classical Schools had to appeal last year when their school district tried adjusting their funding monthly and saying board members could not be employees of the school. Each of these schools are models of academic success and have been exemplary models for other charter schools!