History of PPA

Parker Performing Arts School was created by a group of parents with a vision and desire to open a school with academic excellence that also dedicated and focused on providing a performing arts education for their children and the larger community of Douglas County.

Our founders were comprised of parents, teachers, community and arts leaders with diverse backgrounds who shared the common goal of bringing a performing arts school to Douglas County. The founders fostered the idea that the performing arts should be accessible to all students, regardless of background.

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. in Parker, CO

Our mailing address is: 15035 Compark Blvd. Englewood, CO 80112



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