With its dedicated and highly qualified staff, PCK is ideal for families seeking high levels of parental participation along with an instructional philosophy that stimulates curiosity and a life-long love of learning.
With an emphasis on core virtues and academic excellence beginning in Preschool and Junior Kindergarten and continuing throughout the K-8 grade levels, PCK focuses on the whole student so every child can reach his or her highest potential in school and in life.
The idea to establish a school based on the Core Knowledge curriculum and to offer foreign languages began with a small group of parents. These parents shared a commitment to offer an academic environment centered on the content-rich Core Knowledge curriculum. Through their hard work and perseverance, the school charter application was approved. Work got underway to find and prepare a facility in time to open for the 1994/95 school year. On September 6, 1994, Parker Core Knowledge Charter School opened its doors to 164 students, nine teachers, a tutor, three educational assistants, a school secretary, a Principal, and a nine-member governing board.
Today, PCK consists of 700 students, 28 Classroom teachers, 12 Specials teachers, 6 Resource teachers, and various support staff in the classrooms, the Learning Lab and the Front Office. PCK also has a School Director, Vice Director, Preschool Director, and a 10-member Board of Directors (PCK Board). What started as a grass-roots effort to establish a first-rate school based on a strong curriculum with strong parental involvement has flourished. PCK students consistently score among the highest in Douglas County and the state of Colorado on standardized assessments.
The combined talents and dedication to a true partnership between teachers, students, and parents have resulted in significant success. Today PCK remains committed to maintaining a strong educational environment that develops the skills, talents, and abilities of all its students.Back to Top
Welcome to Parker Core Knowledge Charter School. We invite you to explore this website and hope you will find information and ideas that reveal the uniqueness of the PCK experience. Founded in 1994, PCK is Parker’s oldest and most accomplished charter school. PCK provides an academic advantage by teaching, encouraging and developing a foundation for success in life—one student at a time. PCK’s foundation for success is built on its three pillars: an encouraging environment, a rigorous and well-rounded curriculum, and a partnership approach with families, staff, and the community.
Even as we commemorate 20+ years of outstanding service in education—a milestone unique to PCK among other charter schools in the Parker area—we continue our unwavering focus on delivering an exceptional educational experience each day for every student. That is our touchstone. As we look to the future, we celebrate our accomplishments, but we will always strive to build on PCK’s longstanding tradition of excellence.
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PCK is governed by a ten-person Board of Directors, which includes seven members elected to three-year terms, two staff/teacher representatives, and the School Director.