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Office of Facility Schools

COVID Updates for Approved Facility Schools


The Office of Facility Schools is one of three offices under the Exceptional Student Services Unit (along with the Office of Special Education and the Office of Gifted Education).


All facility schools will provide access to opportunities for education and growth.


The Office of Facility Schools will provide systems of support for students and staff that cultivate education environments that value relationships, compassion, and academic outcomes.


  • On average there are approximately 6,000 placements made per year in facility schools
  • Approximately 80 school districts are represented within our population
  • Student placements come from 8 different types of public agencies
  • Facility program types include residential, day treatment and hospitals
  • The Office of Facility Schools has adopted K-12 curriculum guides in reading, writing, mathematics, and science that align with the Colorado Academic Standards for all facility schools
  • Students in facility schools are assessed in reading and math using the iReady Diagnostic Assessment system
  • Grades and transcripts are maintained for all students grades 9-12, courses align to the state common course codes
  • All students are required to participate in state assessments

Facility Schools Directory

Approved Facility Schools' Student Records (Transcripts) Requests

Equity & Excellence Conference

The virtual Equity and Excellence Learning Series is designed to catalyze conversations about resources and strategies to address the impacts of the pandemic on the learning and wellbeing of students and staff. The series is spread out over June 16-17, June 23-24, and August 4-6. Share this link with selected staff to register. Capacity for the Learning Series is limited and CDE encourages timely registration. Registration will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9.