The Pinnacle Charter School

  • 2017 Great American Eclipse Event

     On Monday, August 21, 2017, at 11:47 a.m., Pinnacle Charter School will experience a 93% eclipse of the sun.  Our schools are crafting this event as a special optional opportunity for students to engage in real-world learning activities and to have a safe and enjoyable experience.  Click here for Permission and Waiver Forms

    El Lunes, 21 de Agosto 2017, a las 11:47 de la mañana, Pinnacle Charter School experimentará un eclipse del 93% del sol. Nuestras escuelas están elaborando este evento como una oportunidad opcional especial para que los estudiantes participen en actividades de aprendizaje del mundo real y para tener una experiencia segura y agradable. Haga clic aquí para completar el formulario online.

     

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  • Now accepting enrollment applications for the 2017-2018 school year for grades Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 10th, 11th and 12th Grade.

    If you are interested in registering a child that is not currently enrolled at the Pinnacle, visit our registration site today at www.thepinnacleweb.org. Or feel free to come to the school and ask for the Registration Dept. Si está interesado en registrar un niño que no está actualmente inscrito en el Pinnacle, visite nuestro sitio de registro hoy en www.thepinnacleweb.org.

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  • Student Fees: Pay on or before August 11th to get the discount.

    You can pay the fees by visiting the school business office or you can pay online at Quick Pay.   If you have questions about the fees, contact 303-450-3985 or Karla at kvoluse@pinnaclecsi.org.

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  • Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

    Parents can apply for free and reduced lunches by visiting www.pinnaclesfa.org

    Parents can also obtain an application at the school front office.  We encourage all families who wonder if they will qualify to apply.  If you have questions, please call the school at 303-450-3985.

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  • First Days of School

    August 14:  9th Grade Only at 7:10 a.m.

    August 14:  6th - 8th Grade  at 8:15 a.m.

    August 15:  10th - 12th Grade at 7:10 a.m.

    August 18:  Kindergarten at 8:15 a.m.

    August 21:  1st - 5th Grade at 8:15 a..m.

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  • Thank you, Pinnacle Parents!

    As summer approaches, we want to thank our Pinnacle families for their support with another fantastic year. We hope you have a great summer, and we can't wait to see you for the 2017-2018 school year!
     

    Se acerca el verano, queremos agradecer a nuestras familias de Pinnacle por su apoyo con otro fantástico año. Esperamos que tengas un gran verano, y los esperamos verlos durante el año escolar 2017-2018!

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New Students and Parents

Registration and Enrollment

Thank you for considering The Pinnacle for your student.  We proudly teach Kindergarten through 12th Grade.   Our application is open for students in all Colorado public school districts.

The Pinnacle is a public charter school.  Charter schools are a unique and important part of Colorado's education system.  Charter schools are open to all students and offer families an alternative to their zoned public schools.  The Pinnacle and all charter schools:

  • Are public, tuition-free schools
  • Offer options and opportunities for all students
  • Are held accountable both academically and financially

Although we are tuition free, we do have some fees associated with workbooks, supplies, technology, etc.  Please take a look at our fees on the Business Office and Student Fees page before you submit your application.  If you qualify for free/reduced lunch, these fees can be waived or reduced upon presentation of your discount letter.

New Student Registration at The Pinnacle Charter School

 How to apply for admission at the Pinnacle:

  1. Submit your application online. We do not have paper applications, but the PCS business office has computers available for prospective parents to use to submit applications.
  2. Submit your student’s records. Please read below to find out what records are needed for each grade. Applications without all mandatory records will not receive an offer of acceptance. Records must be submitted within 10 business days of the application. We will not contact parents/guardians to request records.

Enrollment Offers

Once an enrollment offer is extended, the parent/guardian has five business days to accept the spot. If the registration department does not receive an acceptance call or email from the parent/guardian, the offer does expire, and the student’s application is inactivated. Students that do not receive an offer will be contacted to determine their desire to stay on the waitlist for the following school year. Enrollment offers are extended March through August. The Pinnacle cannot enroll students after October 1st of the school year. Please note that the Pinnacle tests all incoming students for grade level placement.

Our Waitlist

PCS runs a waitlist for every grade. Offers are extended in the order in which the applications are received. However, returning students, siblings of currently enrolled students, and children of current Pinnacle employees will be given priority on our grade level waitlists. We recommend submitting applications as early as possible.

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION 

Kindergarten Students:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Records

First through 9th Grade Students:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Records
  • Attendance Report from Previous School
  • Report Card from Previous School
  • Discipline Report from Previous School

10th through 12th Grade Students:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Records
  • Official Transcript from Previous School
  • Attendance Report from Previous School
  • Discipline Report from Previous School

If either applies to the student, the following MUST be submitted:

  • A copy of the student's most current I.E.P. or any other Special Education records. We want to ensure that your student begins their Pinnacle journey with the greatest opportunity for success. Our Special Education Department will review the I.E.P. and determine a course of action to best fit your student, and our Student Support group may ask for additional information relating to retention if needed. Not informing us of an I.E.P can cause delays or termination in the enrollment process for your child.
  • A copy of any Legal Guardianship or Custody documentation

 

WHERE TO SUBMIT STUDENT RECORDS

Email: registration@pinnaclecsi.org

Fax: 720‐724‐2040

Mailing Address: 1001 W 84th Avenue, Federal Heights, CO 80260


Denials

An application may be denied for the following reasons (in accordance with CRS 22‐33‐106 [3]). Parents may request an explanation for denials.
• There is a lack of space or instructional staff in the program.
• Physical or mental disability such that the child cannot reasonably benefit from the programs available.
• Having been expelled from any school district during the preceding twelve months.
• Behavior in another school district in the preceding twelve months that is detrimental to the welfare or safety of other pupils or of school personnel.
• Enrollment in the same school in which the victim of an offense by the applicant or member of a victim’s immediate family is enrolled or employed.


We welcome you and thank you for your interest in The Pinnacle. Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions you may have at 303‐450‐3985 ext. 1003.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q:  What is a Charter School?

A: Charter schools are tuition-free, public schools that have the flexibility to be innovative, entrepreneurial, self-governing, and yet are held accountable for student and operational performance. 

  • Charter schools are public schools
  • Charter schools do not charge tuition
  • Charter schools do not have special entrance requirements
  • Charter schools are bound by federal and state public school laws
  • Charter schools do not discriminate
  • Charter schools accept students with disabilities and/or special needs
  • Charter schools do not teach religion

Learn more about Colorado Charter Schools here.

 

Q: Does Pinnacle Charter School offer full- or half-time kindergarten?

A: PCS offers only full-time Kindergarten. Kindergartners  MUST be five (5) years of age as of October 1st of the applicable year.

 

Q: How will I know when my student has been accepted?

A: After we receive all of the documents requested and a spot becomes available for your student, families will be contacted by phone, e-mail, or regular mail to inform them about the open spot and make an offer. Families have 5 business days to accept by or they will be removed from the wait list. If the parents accept the spot, we then make an appointment for them to come in and complete the rest of the registration paperwork.

 

Q: What if one of my students is accepted and the other is still on the wait list?

A: It is possible that not all siblings will be accepted. We only offer student spots when they are available. Employees’ children and siblings (brothers or sisters ONLY) of current students will receive preferential placement on the wait list. We do cross reference this information with what we have on file to confirm that students are siblings.

 

Q: How many students do you have per classroom?

A: Classroom sizes vary among the grade levels

  •  Kindergarten and First Grade classes can have up to 25 students per classroom.
  • Second through Sixth Grade classes can have up to 28 students per classroom.
  • Seventh through Eighth Grade classes can have up to 30 students per classroom.
  • High School classes can have up to 30 students per classroom.

  

Q: Do you require students to be immunized?

A: Yes. We follow the Colorado legislation required and recommended immunizations.

Notice of Immunization Requirements (English)

Notice of Immunization Requirements (Spanish)

 

Q: Are your teachers certified?

A: Yes. All of our teachers are certified and their degrees range between Bachelors and Ph. D.

 

Q: What is the registration process?

A: You must submit your child’s information online. We request that you turn in the documentation listed above as promptly as possible. Please note that we enroll up to September 30th of every school year as spots become available. If you don't hear anything by October 1st, we will contact you about holding your application for the next upcoming school year.

 

Q: Do Pinnacle students wear uniforms?

A: Yes. Pinnacle students in all grades wear a uniform. The uniform consists of navy blue polo shirts and either navy blue or khaki pants, shorts, or skirts. Students also must wear a belt with any pants or shorts. 

 

Q: What type of fees are required?

A: Parents are expected to pay a fee for student planners and, in some cases, fees for class classroom consumables, computers, special classes, etc. Fees for new students are due at the time of registration. Please review the the Student Fees page under the Business Office website for a more detailed list of expected fees.

 

Q: Does the Pinnacle provide transportation for my students?

A: The Pinnacle has a fleet of school buses to transport Pinnacle students. The fee for the bus is $150.00 per student. Each stop is created based on need. Parents will need to fill out a bus application in order to be considered. Service is provided on a first-come first-serve basis. For more information, visit the Transportation web page.

 

Q: How do we apply for Free/Reduced Lunch?

A: The lunch assistance application is currently available online. For more information or copy visit https://www.myschoolapps.com/.