The Connect School, Colorado’s first charter school, opened in September of 1993 with the expressed aim of creating a school where creativity, personalization, high standards, accountability, and excellence are the norm. We produce hard working, caring, polite students who can be trusted and who continue to be top students at the high school of their choice.

   Connect is more than a   school;  it’s a   community.



The Connect School design incorporates the Common Principles of the Coalition of Essential Schools as well as our own philosophy of education centered around the building of connections. We offer a strong grounding in the basics, because reading, writing, and mathematics are tools which connect all learning. And, we provide sophisticated connections to the world of information and technology.


Awards & Achievements


Colorado John Irwin Schools of Excellence Awards

Connect Charter School student Isaac Sloan was awarded the Southeast-Pueblo regional award for his project, “The Price of Freedom: Rights Stripped Away During Apartheid in South Africa.”

Connect received CDE  kudos for outstanding student achievement

2014 -Southeast Colorado History Day

Library of Excellence

Coalition of Essential Schools

Ten Common Principles

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