Student Services Library

The CSI Student Services Team is responsible for overseeing the provision of services for all special populations and uses its Equity Screener and related Tiers of Support to fulfill this responsibility.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Equity Screener

 The tool consists of performance indicators, a primary and secondary screener and associated data entry templates, performance indicator rubric, and scoring tool. The primary screener process involves conducting an initial primary screen in order to identify which...

Health & Wellness

Mental Health Resources

This list does not comprehensively cover all external organizations or resources related to this topic. The details provided regarding external organizations and resources are provided for information only. CSI does not endorse, represent, or warrant the accuracy or...

School Nursing and Health

CSI schools provide essential health services as required by state and federal legislation and policy. Some key elements include, but are not limited to, providing separate rooms or areas for emergency use in providing care for persons who are ill, or suspected of...

PK-3 Initiatives

Colorado Preschool Program

In 1988, the Colorado General Assembly created the Colorado Preschool Program (CPP) to serve the young children in Colorado who were most vulnerable to starting grade school unprepared. The legislature recognized that providing quality early childhood education would...

School Readiness Assessment

The purpose of school readiness assessment is to inform the development of an individual school readiness plan in order to provide a responsive learning environment for each child. Information gathered from school readiness assessments is to be used for supportive and...

READ Act

The Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development Act (READ Act), passed by the Colorado legislature in 2012, focuses on early literacy development for all students and especially for students at risk to not read at grade level by the end of the third grade. The...

Special Populations

Special Education

CSI operates as the Administrative Unit (AU) with authority for oversight and legal compliance for the delivery of Special Education services to students with disabilities. Each Institute school is responsible for meeting all Federal and State Special Education Laws....

Section 504

The terms "504" and "Section 504" refer to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which protects people with disabilities against discrimination.  CSI serves as the AU responsible for ensuring charter school compliance with applicable 504 laws, including...

Gifted Education

CSI's Student Services Department ensures gifted student growth and achievement across our portfolio of schools through systems of support, programming and advocacy. "Gifted Children" means those persons between the ages of four and twenty-one whose aptitude or...

Emergent Multilingual Learners (ELs)

CSI Schools must provide evidence-based English language proficiency programs for Emergent Multilingual Learners to enable them to develop and acquire English language proficiency while achieving and maintaining grade-level performance in academic content areas. For...

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance

The Homeless Education program is authorized under Title VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 USC 11431 et seq.). The McKinney-Vento Act was enacted to address the numerous barriers homeless children face in obtaining a free, appropriate public...

Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness (PSWR)

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...

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