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FAQs

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
 

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 10 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.
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/.