Our Principles

A+ Colorado believes that an effective public education system exemplifies the following characteristics:

  • Student Centered — Our actions and decisions will put the needs and interests of students above all else.
  • Transparency — We will act transparently, share information openly, and serve as a truth teller, regardless whose interests the facts might affect.
  • High Expectations — We will expect all of Colorado’s students to meet high levels of achievement based on international standards for college and career readiness.
  • Accountability — We will hold ourselves and others accountable for the success of our schools and students.
  • Awareness & Engagement — We will make education a priority for district communities.
  • Choice & Equitable Access — All students deserve high quality school choice.
  • Adequate Resources — Sufficient resources must be available and equitably allocated to schools. Those resources should be used efficiently and effectively to guarantee school performance and student achievement.
  • Data-Driven Best Practices — We will ensure effective planning, evidence-based best practices, and ongoing evaluation drive our decisions and actions.