Platte River Academy is a Core Knowledge School. Core Knowledge curriculum is designed to counteract falling levels of achievement in American schools. International research shows that the highest achieving students receive a rigorous, content-based education.
Students learn new knowledge by building upon what they already know. The Core Knowledge Curriculum clearly defines the knowledge and skills students will master at each grade level and raises the bar for student accomplishment. Core Knowledge gives students the foundation they need for success in school and beyond.
There are several good resources to help you discover more about the Core Knowledge curriculum and philosophy. E.D. Hirsch’s series of books, What your first-grader needs to know, etc., can be found at most bookstores and libraries. These books offer a comprehensive look into the content taught each school year in any Core Knowledge school.
We invite you to visit The Core Knowledge K-8 curriculum by clicking the Core Knowledge link below. (Please be patient, it is a large download.) To see Colorado’s state standards, click on the Colorado Department of Education link below.