The Collaborative for High Performing Schools (CHPS) is a national organization that provides technical resources for school design, construction, operations, and maintenance standards. It also provides a verification program, which includes an acoustical performance prerequisite and enhanced acoustical performance credits. This presentation will explore the benefits and challenges of the various acoustical prerequisite and credit requirements, including reverberation time (RT) targets, background noise criteria, and interior and exterior sound isolation, through the design and construction of several projects in Colorado. By comparing the theoretical benefits to the practical applications of these requirements, improvements to constructibility are proposed. Additionally, the financial impact of pursuing a CHPS certification is examined, especially for school districts with limited financial resources.