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Office of Online and Blended Learning

About Us

The Office of Online & Blended Learning (OBL) serves and supports online schools, programs, students, parents/guardians, authorizers, other related entities, and individuals related to K-12 Online & Blended Learning in Colorado. We are committed to providing information to all interested parties and stakeholders, as well as supporting the responsible growth of blended and online learning. The Office of Online & Blended Learning began duties October 1, 2007 under Senate Bill 215 legislation (§ 22-30.7-101-113, C.R.S.). Our purposes are:

  • To support Online Schools, Programs, Students, Parents, Authorizers, and other entities related to Online Learning;
  • To facilitate the certification of Multi-District Online Schools; 
  • To support with quality implementation of online programs and online schools. 

News & Updates 

Current Work from OBL

Our office has recently created a new Current Work page to capture projects and event opportunities for Colorado's blended and online learning community stakeholders. For more information about and events for Alternative and Flexible Learning Models, AI and Digital Trends Research, and more projects, visit the Current Work page and contact the listed contact(s) within. 

School Finance Rules Updates from the BLI

In March 2024, the State Board of Education voted to approve the proposed changes to the School Finance Rules. CDE's School Auditing Office hosted an "Informational Session Regarding Changes to the Public School Finance Act" webinar on Wednesday, March 13. The webinar materials and recording are posted on the School Auditing Training page. 

Online School Information

Colorado families seeking information about the online schools and programs available for Colorado K-12 students, please visit the Multi-District and Single District Online Schools and Programs List page. Families are encouraged to contact the schools they are interested in directly for further information about enrollment processes, student services, and any other questions. 

District and School Performance Frameworks

CDE's Office for Accountability and Continuous Improvement releases the annual frameworks outlining performance ratings used for the State Board of Education and CDE to help struggling Colorado schools. Information about state accountability and the frameworks, including for online schools, is on the District and School Performance Frameworks page.


College-Level Online Courses

For information regarding Online Courses in Higher Education, please visit the Colorado Department of Higher Education page.

Online Learning ListServ

To have your email added, email with ListServ in the subject line. 

Accessibility Needs

For more accessible versions of any resources on OBL's webpages, please use OBL's listed Contact Information. Please note OBL links out to external websites and resources administered by and hosted on third party sites. These are subject to their own terms of use and privacy policies. 

Contact Information

Renee Martinez, Office Supervisor

Mallorie Klemm, Blended Learning Senior Consultant

Alexandra Schroeder, Online Learning Senior Consultant
Natasha Gordon, Data Analysis & Professional Learning Senior Consultant