EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION SINCE 1982
since-1982

Parker Core Knowledge Charter School K-8 – Parker, CO

Award Year 2016

Exemplary High Performing Schools

Parker Core Knowledge Charter School K-8

11661 North Pine Drive
Parker, CO, 80138-9785

(303) 840-7070

Mrs. Teri Lynn Aplin, Principal at time of Nomination

Charter School, Choice School

Douglas County School District

School Website

https://twitter.com/PCKcharter

 

Mission

PCK strives to provide a solid foundation of knowledge, skills and character while challenging students to become critical thinkers, responsible citizens and future leaders.
 

Student Demographics

  • White: 78%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Asian: 11%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 2%
 

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Entire PCK student body and staff celebrate the 20th anniversary!

Entire PCK student body and staff celebrate the 20th anniversary!

Parker Core Knowledge, or PCK as it is known throughout Douglas County, is a school that consistently produces high performing students. With a clear and focused mission, the PCK staff strives to provide a solid foundation of knowledge, skills, and character, while challenging all students to become critical thinkers, responsible citizens, and future leaders. The powerful combination of highly-skilled teachers, academically committed parents, and a school community that rallies behind any endeavor that supports student success, allows PCK students to flourish year after year. There are no silver bullets, just lots of hard work, and PCK students never fail to rise to the challenge. The solid Core Knowledge framework guides our academic effort, and our Specials' classes round out our academic program. Student assessment data is another key to PCK's success. Teachers rely on student assessment data to guide learning and, if necessary, individual intervention strategies. Character Education also plays a large part in PCK's success in that students are taught and expected to treat one another with respect, honesty, and kindness, and they are taught to diligently persevere when facing challenges. After school athletics, as well as academic and theater clubs, offer additional opportunities for students to learn, grow, and thrive. Finally, PCK embraces all of the wonderful advantages technology offers 21st Century learners. From learning to type to creating iMovies and classroom Skyping across the globe, PCK students pursue their fullest academic potential through the expanded learning opportunities offered via technology.