Enrollment Overview

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

 

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.  Key points about Pinnacle and all charter schools:

  • Independent public schools with rigorous curriculum programs
  • Tuition-free and open to all students in Colorado
  • Offer quality and choice in the public education system
  • Flexibility to be innovative, entrepreneurial, self-governing, and yet are held accountable for student and operational performance

 

 

Enrollment Procedure & The Waitlist

 

Parents/Guardians must submit an online application form indicating their desire for their child to attend Pinnacle. The initial application will collect basic applicant information, such as student name, grade, and birth date, along with contact information from the parent/guardian.  The application must be filled out in full and submitted to the school, all status updates are done via email.  To complete the application click the ENROLL NOW on the right menu, or hard copies of the application form will be available at the school.
 
Once an enrollment offer is extended, the parent/guardian has 10 business days to accept the spot Your application will be sent back to the applicant via email to complete the final paperwork. If the registration department does not receive the final application within 10 business days, the student’s application is inactivated, and Pinnacle will turn the waitlist to fill the spot.  Special waivers and a signature line requires parents/legal guardians to verify that they have read the accompanying school rules, procedures, and expectations and understand the educational choice that Pinnacle represents, please review the Parent/Student Handbook here.
 
Random Selection Waitlist
Parents request enrollment of their child(ren) to the school by submitting an Online Application to Enroll form prior to or during the school’s open enrollment period. If there are any Priority Enrollments (siblings of current students, previous students , and children of Charter School employees) in a particular grade, they will be identified and provided an Invitation to Enroll prior to other applicants.  For grade levels that are under filled, applicants who submit applications prior to or during our enrollment period, shall be admitted on a first come first serve basis. Furthermore, the applications and students on the applications will be accepted until grade levels are filled, after which point a random selection waitlist will begin. Students will be selected from the random selection wait-list as seats become available, and will be notified if selected.
 
 
Denials
An offer of enrollment may be overturned, or an application may be denied for the following reasons (in accordance with CRS 2233106 [3]). Parents may request an explanation for denials.
  1. The student has already graduated from high school (or its equivalent)
  2. Failure to meet age requirements
  3. Having been expelled from any school district in the preceding 12 months
  4. Failure to adhere to immunization requirements
  5. Behavior in another school district in the preceding 12 months that is detrimental to the welfare of safety of other pupils or of school personnel.
Entrance Age Requirements For Kindergarten
 
Students eligible  for Kindergarten  must attain  the  age of five years old on or before October 1 of the year they are applying  for admission OR be four years old as of October 1 of the year they are applying for admission AND be identified by an administrative  unit as a highly advanced gifted child for whom early access to Kindergarten  is appropriate  in accordance  of CRS 22-20-204. It is expected that all entering Kindergarten students will be toilet trained, exempt are those with a disability not allowing them to be toilet trained. Please see the Early Access Policy for further information.
 
Non-Discrimination Statement
 
Enrollment decisions shall be made in a nondiscriminatory manner specified by the charter school applicant in the charter school application, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Pinnacle Charter School accepts applications from all residents of Colorado public school districts.
 
We thank you for your interest in Pinnacle Charter School. Please do not hesitate to call us with any questions you may have at 3034503985 ext. 1024 or e-mail registration@pinnaclecharterschool.org