Day at the Capitol - What to expect

We are excited that over 800 students, their families, teachers and administrators will be joining us on Wednesday, February 4th for our annual Cyberschool Day at the Capitol! For printable version of the day's agenda click here.

The day will begin at the History Colorado Center, with doors opening at 9:00 a.m. We will begin preparing for our march to the West Steps of the Capitol at 11:30 a.m. After the rally, online demonstrations will be held in the North Foyer at 1:00 p.m. If you signed up for a Capitol Tour, starting at 1:00 p.m., please reference your individual tour times.

After checking in at the registration desk we invite you to join us on the 4th floor in the MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation Terrace Room to mingle with other families, meet with your teachers and administrators and create posters and signs to carry during our march and rally. You are welcome to explore the museum at your own pace. This year the History Colorado Center has dedicated the day to our group. They will have museum educators stationed throughout the exhibits to provide information and answer any questions you may have.

We will begin a presentation at 10:30 a.m. in the Martin Family Foundation room. Colorado Coalition of Cyberschool Families board members and lobbyist will speak briefly on our organization, possible legislation we need to be aware of that will affect online education and advocacy. After which we will prepare for our march to the Capitol.

At the West Steps we will present this year's Golden Apple Awards to Rep. Kevin Priola, Rep. Paul Rosenthal, Sen. Chris Holbert and Sen. Michael Johnston. We will also hear from Gov. John Hickenlooper, Rep. Paul Lundeen and Sen. Own Hill. And students will give their personal testimonies regarding their experiences with online education.

After the rally, lunch will be served at the West Steps. From there you are welcome to join the online demonstrations in the North Foyer, starting at 1:00 p.m, attend any Capitol Tours you may have registered for, and stop by the offices of your individual legislators to let them know why you are at the Capitol that day. For the online demonstrations, we will have several students assigned to be set up in the North Foyer with their computers demonstrating for legislators what a typical day in the life of an online student is like. We have called each individual Senator and Representative to invite them to stop by. You are welcome to do so as well, and visit with the legislators as they observe the demonstrations. The History Colorado Center is also allowing all attendees free access to the museum until close of business. 

For directions to the History Colorado Center click here.
For directions to the Colorado State Capitol click here.
For parking instructions for the History Colorado Center click here.

Capitol Tours:
If you are registered for one of the Capitol tours please arrive at the first floor north tour desk a few minutes prior to your tour time to check in. Note that there are several back to back tours and you may need to return to the tour desk for your next tour a little early.