Preschool

Requirement Statutory Reference CSI/State Oversight Licensed Preschool ​CDEC​CDE EC SPED​ HB 22-1295​ All preschool staff meet the requirements for the CDE Verified List Starting in July, 2022, Colorado has a Universal Preschool Program for all 4 year olds in Colorado...

Accessibility

Charter School Compliance with HB21-1110 – Colorado’s Law for Persons with Disabilities Effective July 1, 2024, it is required for all charter schools to adhere to the regulations outlined in HB21-1110. HB21-1110 makes it a state civil rights violation for...

ESSER Plans

School districts across the country are receiving American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) Funds to help address COVID-19 recovery. What is ESSER III Funding? ESSER III is federal funding that must be used to meet needs...

Physical Intervention, Restraints and Seclusion

During the 2022 and 2023 legislative sessions, two bills were signed into law impacting mandatory school policies and practices around physical intervention, restraints and seclusion of students. In 2023 House Bill 23-1191 was passed, explicitly prohibiting corporal...

Access to Medically Necessary Treatment at School

CSI is committed to honoring families’ private medical decisions while providing a learning environment free of disruption. The CSI Board’s Access to Medically Necessary Treatment at School policy addresses how a student who has a prescription from a qualified...

School Assessment Coordinators

Welcome to the resource hub for School Assessment Coordinators (SACs). Whether you’re new to the role or returning for another year, this section is intended to provide information and resources needed for success. Contact the Assessment Coordinator with...

Student Fees

Student Fees FAQ [docx] CSI Board Student Fees...

Address Confidentiality Program (ACP)

The Colorado Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) is a statewide program that provides survivors of stalking, sexual assault, and domestic violence with a legal substitute address and mail forwarding. Under Colorado law, all state and local government agencies must...

Food Assistance Resources in Colorado

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency. SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) provides...

January 2023 Virtual School Gathering

Slides Recording CSSRC Crisis Response Presentation Presentation Slides | Recording CSSRC Crisis Response Guidelines MOU Presentation MOU Training Instructions MOU and Collaboration Resources for K-12...

NWEA

MAP Suite of Assessments MAP Growth MAP Reading Fluency MAP Accelerator  Learn more about MAP Support (877) 469-3287 Chat with an agent  Setup/Preparation Accommodations and Accessibility Logins Video Tutorials Administration For Proctors Assessment Coordination Guide...

STAR

Star Suite of Assessments Star Reading (K-12) Star Math (K-12) Star Early Literacy (Pre K-3) Star CBM Star CBM Lectura (K-6) Star Custom Star Spanish    Learn more about STAR Support support@renaissance.com (800) 338-4204 Setup/Preparation Implementation Toolkit...

iReady

i-Ready Assessment Suite i-Ready Diagnostic (K-12 Adaptive Reading and Mathematics) i-Ready Standards Mastery (grades 2-8 Fixed Reading and Mathematics) i-Ready Assessment of Spanish Reading (Fixed K-6) i-Ready Literacy Tasks (Benchmark and Progress Monitoring)...

DIBELS

DIBELS ® (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) is a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of literacy skills. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures that can be used to regularly detect risk and monitor the...

Fall 2022 School Gatherings

Terry’s Introduction Slides Legislative Update Slides School Performance Tools Workshop Slides State Demographer Slides Western Slope Denver Colorado...

Monthly Board Newsletters

Click month to view newsletter. August 2023 September 2023 October 2023 November 2023 December 2023 January 2024 February 2024 March 2024 Subscribe to monthly CSI Board...

Program and Contract Modification Applications

Click to download:  Educational Services Provider Application Food Services Application Homeschool Program Expansion Application Online Program Expansion Application Preschool Expansion Application Transportation Services Application Note: Grade change and replication...

Newsletters

22-23 READY, SET, READ Monthly Newsletter 21-22 READY, SET, READ Monthly Newsletter...

Mental Health Program Plan & Toolkit

Mental Health Toolkit [docx] MHPP Training: Referrals & Recordkeeping [slides] [webinar] MHPP Training: Social Emotional Learning [slides] [webinar] MHPP: Training: School Safety & Emergency Preparedness [slides] [webinar] MHPP Training: Screenings &...

Early Learning Programs

Aligned to CSI’s mission to foster high-quality public school choices with a focus on closing the opportunity gap, we continue to develop our early learning initiatives to improve outcomes for our youngest students. CSI aims to support school leaders and school staff...

Restorative Practices

Implementing restorative practices in a school community can have significant impact in student response to discipline, attendance, bullying and the overall wellness of the school community. Successful implementation requires systemic buy-in, and can change the entire...

Wellness

The Wellness Toolbox is created with community in mind – to assist school communities in further connecting and learning with students in this capacity. This program offers a delivery framework and collections of content on specific topics, or themes, associated...

Parent Resources

Wellness Ten Positive Behavior Support Strategies to Support Families at Home Asset Education At-Home Toolkit Five concrete stress-reducing tools to practice with your children Mental Health Training National Alliance on Mental Illness – Colorado Basics NAMI Basics is...

Mental Health & SEL Practice in Schools

Understanding Minor Consent and Confidentiality in Colorado A guide to define mental health services in schools and parses out individual circumstances about confidentiality on sensitive topics like parental rights, student choice, abortion, and sexual relationships...

Mental Health Organizations

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Annual Conference February 18-21, 2025 Seattle, WANational School Psychology Week November 4-8, 2024 Colorado Society of School Psychologists (CSSP) Annual Conference November 7-9, 2024 American School Counselor...

Hotlines, Therapy Finders, and Listservs

Hotlines Call 988 for help with any mental health crisis the same way you would use 911. View 988 Fact Sheet National Suicide Hotline I’m Alive Chat Line Your Life, Your Voice Helpline The Trevor Project Lifeline Teens Helping Teens Teenline Colorado Warmline Peer...

Cultural Considerations

Languages of Care: provides translations of top-quality mental health, emotional wellness and other urgently needed documents to survivors of disasters, relief workers, and medical and mental health practitioners Child Mind Institute: Multilingual Trauma Resources...

LGBTQ+

Best Practices & Ethical Obligations of Transgender & Genderqueer Students Webinar Ethical Obligations for Transgender and Gender Queer Student Know Your Rights: A [Legal] Guide for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students (GLSEN) Model School Policy...

Webinars

Early Childhood Mental Health [slides] [recording] Best Practices in Behavior & Support Plans Webinar [recording] Roles of Mental Health Professionals in MTSS [recording] Best Practices & Ethical Obligations of Transgender & Genderqueer Students...

Crisis Response Resources

Violence Response Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers (National Association of School Psychologists) Timeline of Activities to Promote Mental Health Recovery (National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center) Transcend (mobile app to...

22-23 Remote Learning Requirements

Updated 3/24/2022 CDE Remote Learning Options for 2022-2023 As SY 2022-23 CDE Remote Learning Guidance indicates, schools will have the option to enact the following remote learning flexibility due to disruptions caused by the spread of COVID-19: Provide temporary...

READ Act

Requirement Statutory Reference CSI/State Oversight Follow CDE READ Advisory Lists when purchasing literacy programming with READ Act funds.  Colorado READ Act​ Colorado READ Act Rules​ Amendments to the READ Act (SB19-199 and SB22-004)* Literacy Program Spring Data...

Enrollment

Recruitment and Retention Toolkit Market Analyses Admissions and Enrollment Enrollment Projection Template Instructional...

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

MTSS is a prevention-based framework of team-driven, data-based problem solving to improve the outcomes of every student through family, school, and community partnering, comprehensive screening and assessment, and a layered continuum of evidence-based practices...

Safe Return to School 2021-2022

School districts across the country are receiving American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) Funds to help address COVID-19 recovery. What is ESSER III Funding? ESSER III is federal funding that must be used to meet needs...

Work-Based Learning (WBL)

Colorado’s labor market is evolving faster than ever. Students and job seekers are engaging in learning experiences to help them develop advanced and adaptable skill sets that are necessary to compete in the complex global marketplace. While not a new strategy,...

School Accountability Committee (SAC)

School Accountability Committees are responsible for making recommendations to their principal concerning priorities for spending school funds, making recommendations concerning the preparation of the school’s Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement, or...

Fall 2021 School Gatherings

Fall 2021 School Gathering: Early Childhood & School Support Open Fall 2021 School Gathering: School Improvement Supports Open Fall 2021 School Gathering: SSPL Supports Open Fall 2021 School Gathering: Introduction Open Fall 2021 School Gathering: Equity Screener...

Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness (PSWR)

The world of work and postsecondary learning for today’s students looks vastly different than for those who graduated just a generation ago. Postsecondary education is no longer defined, for many, as a linear path towards a bachelor’s degree; upon graduation from high...

PSWR Resources and Professional Learning

CDE Office of Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Career and Technical Education (CTE) Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) Talent Pipeline Report Colorado Council on High School/College Relations My Colorado Journey...

Seal of Biliteracy

A seal of biliteracy is a credential given by a Colorado school or district recognizing students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.  A seal of biliteracy encourages students to pursue biliteracy skills that...

Special Education and PSWR

Secondary Transition is the process of preparing students for adult life after they leave high school and can be thought of as a bridge between school programs and the opportunities of adult life, including higher education or training, employment, independent living,...

School Counselor Corps Grant Program

Colorado’s School Counselor Corps Grant Program (SCCGP) funding is awarded to eligible school districts, BOCES, charter schools or CSI charter schools. The purpose of this program is to increase the availability of effective school-based counseling. Grant funds are...

Career Development Incentive Program (CDIP)

The Career Development Incentive Program (CDIP) provides financial incentives for schools that encourage high school students, grades 9-12, to complete: Tier 1: qualified industry credential programs, pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships; Tier 2: Workplace training...

Individual Career and Academic Plans (ICAP)

Individual Career and Academic Plans (ICAP) are the vehicle through which Colorado students explore education and career opportunities beyond high school, reflect on their understanding of these opportunities, and plan for their postsecondary next steps. ICAP is also...

CTE Grants and Reimbursement for Approved Programs

Perkins Funding The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education grant is grant funding that is awarded from the U.S. Government to the states and then allocated to various schools within Colorado state based on programs and student population numbers in the Career...

CTE Data Reporting for Approved Programs

All institutions with CCCS-approved CTE programs are required to report student enrollment, student follow-up (placement), and active CTE teacher data to CCCS every year.  Institutions are required to report the data even if they do NOT receive state or federal...

CTE Program Approval

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at the secondary level need to receive approval from the Colorado Community College System’s (CCCS) CTE department to be eligible for federal Perkins grants and state Colorado Technical Act (CTA) reimbursement.  Approved...

Title IX

Title IX Regulations Regarding Sexual Harassment Title IX states simply: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity...

Induction Coordinator Resources

The following list of resources can be downloaded for school use by Induction Coordinators: CSI Induction Overview for Coordinators Induction Overview Slides  Professional Development Plan & Roster Form – due August 23, 2023 (updated) Mentor Orientation...
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