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Registration and Enrollment
PPA is a school of choice K-8 Public Charter School in the Douglas County School District. Charter schools do not charge tuition (excepting a fee for full day Kindergarten). PPA enrolls approximately 100 students per grade K-8 using a standard lottery process. All interested parties must complete an intent to enroll form, which is not binding in any way.
Programs & Facilities
PPA is a unique Elementary and Middle School, fully equipped with state of the art technology in the hand of every student and academic and performing arts classroom. Every classroom is setup for 20th century learning. The school features a 400+ seat state of the art Performance Theater including an orchestra pit, theater green room, fully outfitted dance studios, large concert band and choir classrooms and practice rooms. PPA is available for rental during non-school hours, and school tours are available.
Our Mission states that students “will have regular performance and recital opportunities”. Parker Performing Arts School is proud to showcase our talented students in our school performances. All performances will be held in our 400+ seat state of the art school theater.
Parents and family members will need to secure tickets for ALL events. This allows the audience to select their seats prior to each event, and prevents excessive overflow including parking limits. Most of the school event tickets are FREE with the exception of our fall play and spring musical.
We welcome and encourage community members to consider renting PPA general building rooms and performing arts spaces for your next activity, performance, or meeting. Rentals are available during non-school hours including school performances. PPA has amazing theater, dance, and general spaces all available to rent.
In order to fulfill the Mission and Vision of Parker Performing Arts School, students are required to wear school uniforms. The school learning culture is significantly influenced by student attire. The intention of the school uniform is to promote learning, promote school unity and pride, to reduce peer pressure from clothing trends and styles, and to reduce disruption and disciplinary problems.
Our policy is intended to provide variety of options in attire, to be conservative and modest, to minimize distractions, to be simple and easy to understand, and to maintain standards with as minimal financial impact on families as possible.
State Testing and Standards
All Colorado Public Schools including PPA are required to participate in State Mandated Testing. The DCSD Board of Education respects parents’ or legal guardians’ right to direct their students’ education and honors the choices of parents or guardians make regarding their students’ participation in state-mandated assessments. Assessments are given using the students issued iPad, and paper copies of tests are available on request only.
Let’s face it. Colorado is at the bottom of our nation in school funding. That’s the truth. PPA is wise in its fiscal responsibility for every dollar it uses toward your child’s education, but it is not enough. Please donate to help our school SHINE for many years to come! All donations go directly to education, plain and simple.
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15035 Compark Blvd
Parker, CO 80134
Middle School Grades 5-8:
8:00am – 3:15pm
Elementary Grades K-4:
8:20am – 3:30pm
(Full Day K, AM-K 8:20am-11:30am)
Parker Performing Arts School will prepare students for future success through rigorous and innovative academic instruction and meaningful engagement in the performing arts.
Parker Performing Arts School will equip students with the creative and critical thinking skills that are vital for success in the innovative environment of the future. With safety as a key priority, our students will engage in daily performing arts training from passionate and experienced artists, and will have regular performance and recital opportunities. Our students will excel academically through a data-driven, blended learning environment that includes teacher-led and technology-infused instruction.
Thursday, August 9
First Day of School
Monday, September 3
No School – Labor Day Holiday
Thursday, September 20
1/2 Day of School – No AM Kindergarten
Friday, September 21
No School – Parent/Teacher Conferences
Teachers Per Classroom
Express Interest In Enrollment
If your family values choice in education, rigorous academic instruction, the arts in education, and 20th Century Skills then this is your school.
School Tours Are Available!
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