Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) are an important and vital part of the public educational system in Colorado. The purpose of this website is to provide an overview of the role of BOCES and the services they provide districts and students across Colorado.
BOCES services are those needed by children, their families, and school personnel, which can be more efficiently provided across school districts; examples of such services are provided on pages 4-5 of the Colorado BOCES Brochure. Better understanding of the process will potentially emphasize the important contributions of BOCES to the educational system of Colorado.
Colorado’s BOCES (or Educational Services agencies) are unique in that they are an extension of the local member school districts. A BOCES in Colorado exists at the discretion of its members and provides only those programs and services authorized by its members.
Colorado Department of Education - Charter Schools Office
In the state of Colorado charter schools are public schools that operate via a contract with an authorizer such as the local school district or, in some cases, the Colorado Charter School Institute.
This office administers the Colorado Charter School Startup and Implementation grant, provides technical assistance to charter schools and authorizers, processes waiver requests for the State Board of Education, collects data on charter schools, produces special topic studies and the state evaluation of charter schools, and responds to questions from the general public.
The Colorado League of Charter Schools is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to supporting the charter schools in the state. The League is committed to helping these schools reach higher levels of student performance and overall success by providing information and resources, including technical support, advocacy, public relations assistance, and much more.
National Association of Charter School Authorizers
The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) is committed to advancing excellence and accountability in the charter school sector and to increasing the number of high-quality charter schools across the nation. To accomplish this mission, NACSA is the only organization in the nation working to improve the policies and practices of authorizers—the organizations designated to approve, monitor, renew, and, if necessary, close charter schools. NACSA provides professional development, practical resources, consulting, and policy guidance to authorizers. It also advocates for laws and policies that raise the bar for excellence among authorizers and the schools they charter.
NACSA sets the standard for authorizing. NACSA crafted and published—and continues to refine—Principles & Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing, universally recognized as the professional practices for authorizers. Since its founding in 2000, NACSA has worked in dozens of cities and states across the nation. Often, NACSA works as a consultant, advising authorizers on ways to improve their application, contracting, monitoring, and renewal practices.
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Education reEnvisioned BOCES formerly Colorado Digital BOCES
4035 Tutt Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80922
Education reEnvisioned BOCES affirms that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, religious belief, gender, or special needs, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity, including equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Colorado Digital BOCES no discrimina en base a raza, color, país de origen, sexo, discapacidad o edad en sus programas o actividades, y suministra acceso equitativo a los Boy Scouts y demás grupos juveniles designados.