K-12 Curriculum Documents
Peak to Peak is a K-12 public charter school offering a liberal arts, college preparatory curriculum that gives students a foundation for a lifetime of learning and discovery. High expectations are an important part of the Peak to Peak school culture, and students are encouraged to work hard and strive to achieve their full potential. Peak to Peak students who demonstrate a mastery of knowledge and skills are challenged through appropriate placement in each subject area.
A liberal arts education has been recognized throughout history for its broad benefits and its appropriateness as a foundation for future learning. By focusing on a liberal arts college preparatory program, Peak to Peak achieves two important objectives: it prepares students to successfully meet the educational challenges of higher education and to be well-educated members in an increasingly complex world. Peak to Peak takes this time-tested education and makes it accessible to students who are interested in a focused college preparatory program, regardless of their cultural or economic background.
The school is designed from the ground up for graduates to meet or exceed the entrance requirements of top colleges and universities. The elementary, middle, and high school programs have been carefully crafted as a unified, coherent, and challenging curriculum, which progressively builds each student's foundation of knowledge and mastery of skills, while preparing them for university life.
Peak to Peak Middle School offers an eight-period day. High school course options are available by subject for advanced middle school students; specific placement will be determined by assessment and/or teacher recommendation.
Based on the entrance requirements of top universities, Peak to Peak has outlined a comprehensive set of college preparatory courses. The recommended pathways are indicated through the prerequisite courses; however, Peak to Peak remains true to its mission to challenge students at a level appropriate to each individual. Changes from the recommended pathways occur through department level or instructor consent.
Classes that are 10 credits meet every other day for a full year; classes that are 5 credits meet every other day for one semester. In the future, Peak to Peak will continue to add courses based on student and faculty interests. Certain classes may be offered only one term per year or may be offered every other year depending on demand. Note: Peak to Peak reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment.