Nearly 70% of PSD families choose to send their children to a neighborhood school, the school located in the attendance area in which they live. Students at PSD neighborhood schools grow up together in a culture of academic excellence, community, and character development. Neighborhood schools teach PSD’s rigorous standards-driven curriculum, along with gifted, enrichment, and accelerated options.
Round-trip transportation is provided for:
* One-way transportation is provided for half-day kindergarten students who live more than 1 mile from school.
Neighborhood schools emphasize academic excellence through PSD’s standards-driven curriculum.
Enrichment, gifted and talented, and accelerated programs complement neighborhood schools’ standards-driven instruction and expand the classroom for students.
Elementary enrichment programs include accelerated math and reading, Odyssey of the Mind, Lego Robotics, Living History Rendezvous, Eco Week, art shows, honor choir, science fair, Spelling and Geography Bee, student leadership, and more.
Middle schools offer Science Olympiad, Math Counts, Science/Astronomy Club, vocal and instrumental music groups, athletics, Robotics, National Junior Honor Society, and more.
Each year hundreds of senior high students take part in a broad spectrum of extra-curricular activities in academics, music and theatre, and athletics, many advancing to state- and national-level competition.
PSD’s gifted and talented education programs promote early identification of gifted students and match programming options for varying strengths learning styles and student needs. All 2nd graders are tested for learning levels in April. Services at each school differ. Each school's specific gifted and talented services are posted on the Gifted and Talented web page.
All PSD’s comprehensive high schools allow high school students to get a head start on college-level work by offering a variety of nationally recognized Advanced Placement (AP) courses. AP courses prepare high school students to take AP exams and earn credit or advanced standing at most of the nation’s colleges and universities. Information: www.collegeboard.com
Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) courses are offered in most PSD neighborhood middle schools and help prepare students for rigorous AP courses.
Through PSD’s college credit program, all eligible 11th- and 12th-grade students may take college courses at Colorado State University, Front Range Community College, or Aims Community College. Students can receive dual high school and college credit, and financial reimbursement may be given after successful completion of courses.
Download Neighborhood Schools at a Glance to see list of neighborhood schools and school details.