It's been said that charter schools are incentuous. Charter schools share leaders, teachers, and modular facilities. Atlas Prep, which is slated to open in August in the Harrison 2 portion of Colorado Springs has just signed a lease for the facility vacated last year by James Irwin Charter Elementary school.
It's a great facility for a new charter school. It's already been renovated for education and it's in reasonable proximity for prospective families. Most brand new charter schools must operate at least three years before they qualify for a bond through the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority. During this time a new charter school must build up a reserve for a down payment and demonstrate a sound financial history.
I just hope that Atlas Prep leaders get good signage for this location. I once was in the parking lot of the school and didn't realize the school was there.