Enrollment Process 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 Process

What to Expect


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 Register Now on the right menu.


Pinnacle Charter School has a random selection waitlist. If there are any Priority Enrollments (children of current Pinnacle employees or siblings of already admitted students) 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.


Once an enrollment offer is extended, the parent/guardian has 10 business days to accept the spot and complete the final paperwork.  An email will be sent to the applicant 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 require 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.


An offer of enrollment may be overturned, or an application may be denied for the following reasons (in accordance with CRS 22‐33‐106 [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 reach out with any questions e-mail [email protected]