I spent most of the day at Banning Lewis Ranch Academy in the Falcon School District (east Colorado Springs). The charter school is operated by Mosaica Education, Inc. and serves about 700 students in grades K-8. The principal, Eric Dinnell, came to the school after the first year of operation. The school uses the Paragon curriculum.
The school serves a high-growth area of the Falcon School District where the district would otherwise need to build a new facility. The district hasn't been able to pass a bond for new construction and so having the charter school provide educational services for that region has been beneficial for the district.