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Serving Students K-8 in Douglas County

Parker Performing Arts School is a tuition-free K-8 charter school in the Douglas County School District. The school is unlike any other school in DCSD, Colorado, and the Mountain Region providing a unique mix of academic rigor along with daily training in the performing arts. An exciting one-to-one iPad environment, differentiated digital curriculum, and daily performing arts instruction at PPA will inspire student passion and engagement, and help foster valuable 21st Century Skills such as creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration.
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PPA is a 501(c)3 organization and a donation receipt can be provided upon request.
  • 32+ Student Performance Opportunities Each Year
  • 1 iPad for Every Student
  • 14:1 Student/Teacher Ratio

News & Announcements

Parker Performing Arts 5th graders are learning to play the violin in a beginning orchestra class.

Every 5th Grader Learns to Play an Instrument

Middle school begins in 5th grade at PPA, the only arts-focused, tuition-free charter K-8 school in Douglas County that allows our students to engage in more in-depth learning both in the classroom and through our arts curriculum.
Headshot of Parker Performing Arts elementary musical theater teacher, Michelle Leisy.

PPA Profile: Michelle Leisy

PPA is the only tuition-free, K-8 charter school in Douglas County that combines a full-day of arts and academics.


Donors & Partners in the Arts

  • Ames Construction
  • Dance Academy Denver
  • Denver Ballet Theater
  • Parker Dance Academy
  • Performing Arts Academy
  • Studio 9 Dance Academy
  • Allanas Academy of Dance
  • Music Minstreet
  • Mercury Academy