History of PPA


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.

The school was founded by a small group of parents that valued the arts in education, technology, and wanted an experience for children which values academic rigor and opportunity for individualized learning.  

The PPA Board of Directors received charter approval from the Douglas County Board of Education on June 2, 2015 and opened its doors to over 800 students on September 12, 2016.  PPA is the largest charter school to ever open in Douglas County in year 1.

The school is located at 15035 Compark Blvd, Parker, CO 80134.

To express your interest in enrolling at PPA, please complete a non-binding Intent to Enroll Form.


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