altQ: What is a charter school?

Charter schools are state-funded, public schools, available to all students tuition-free. They are created to provide new educational choices for parents and students.

Colorado's Charter School Act combines the fundamental aspects of public schooling with the flexibility and freedom of the private sector. "In one big sweep", states the Colorado Department of Education, "a charter school can create a delivery system that individualizes and customizes education to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse society".

Q: Why do families choose charter schools?

  • Small school size (53%)
  • Higher standards (45%)
  • Educational philosophy (44%)
  • Greater parental involvement (43%)
  • Better Teachers (41%)
  • Small student/teacher ratio (53%)

Q: Why do teachers choose charter schools?

  • Educational Philosophy (76%)
  • Wanting a Good School (64%)
  • Like-minded Colleagues (62%)
  • Good Administrators (54%)
  • Class Size (54%)

Q: What are the distinctive features of Lotus School?

  • Please visit features page to read about distinctive features of Lotus School.

Q: What grades does Lotus School serve?

Our growth plan is as follows:

  • 2006-2007: 6th and 7th grades
  • 2007-2008: 6th, 7th, and 8th grades
  • 2008-2009: 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grades
  • 2009-2010: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grades
  • 2010-2011: Kindergarten through 11th grades
  • 2011-2012: Complete Kindergarten through 12th grades

Q: How can I enroll my child?

Click here for our online application inquiry.

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