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.