Putting Education Reform To The Test

K12-run Colorado Virtual Academy Could Lose Charter

The Colorado Virtual Academy’s charter is scheduled to expire this year, but the school has twice had its renewal application rejected. School officials are concerned about academic performance and services for special education and English language learners and whether management firm K12, Inc. exerts “undue influence” over the charter school board.

After a rejection from the Colorado Charter School Institute, COVA submitted a charter renewal application to its current authorizer, Adams 12 Five Star school district. But district staff recommended last week denying that application.

In addition to academic performance concerns, Adams 12 Five Star staff articulated other compliance issues at the school, which currently serves more than 4,600 students across the state. COVA contracts with the for-profit management company, K12 Inc to oversee the day-to-day operations of the school. Issues include:

Read more at: www.kunc.org

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