Middle School Academics


Parker Performing Arts School Middle School (5th-8th Grade) Core Academics

All of our curriculum is aligned with Colorado Academic Standards.  





Parker Performing Arts School Middle School will switch classes on a bell schedule with 8 class periods and lunch. Each class is a subject specific classroom.

PPA uses the following digital curriculum for core middle school academic subject instruction:

Literacy: Standards Based/Novel Driven

Novels across the curriculum include:
    • “A Wrinkle in Time” – 5th Grade Example
    • “The Secret Garden” – 6th Grade Example
    • “The Phantom Tollbooth” – 7th Grade Example
    • “To Kill a Mockingbird” – 8th Grade Example


Mathematics: Pearson enVision

  • Interactive curriculum with both process and problem based assessments
  • We will include content up to Algebra I


Science: Pearson Interactive

  • Personal, relevant, engaging
  • Videos and animations allow students to explore science concepts and make strong connections to classroom and real world learning


History:  Based on Original Source Documents and Standards

  • Encourages a varied learning environment through lectures, demonstrations, analysis of documents, independent research, and group work