If your school meets our stated eligibility criteria, we invite you to proceed to step 2 which is our pre-application. If you have questions about our eligibility criteria, please feel free to contact us.
We want to spur growth among Colorado front range area high quality charter schools in neighborhoods of greatest need where there are not enough high quality public schools.
We believe that a solid school plan, leadership team, and track record of achievement are critical for school success. Among existing operators, we look for schools rated as Performing (i.e., green) or better by CDE’s School Performance Framework (SPF).
Part of our mission is to improve equity in education, so we look for schools who serve a student demographic including 50% or more students qualifying for free or reduced lunch (FRL).
To get started in applying for a loan, schools should submit a simple pre-application:
Describe how your location, past performance or current school design and student demographics align to CCFS criteria.
Describe what you are trying to buy, lease or renovate. Describe project costs, deal terms, timelines and provide simple pro formas.
Tell us about your team, including background on the school leader, charter board, project lead and professional advisors and contractors.
The items above represent a short narrative to describe your needs for a new or renovated facility. In addition, CCFS would like to see the following as attachments during this pre-application step:
A formal loan application will require a full package of materials for CCFS to review and evaluate.