About Us

About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of Platte River Academy is to provide a content-rich academically rigorous education with
a well-defined, sequential curriculum in a safe, orderly and caring environment. 
As a public school of choice, PRA offers students and their families a curriculum alternative. The academic program follows the Core Knowledge Foundation’s content based curriculum as outlined in the Scope and Sequence and in the book series by E.D. Hirsch, Jr., What Your First Grader Needs to Know, et al.PRA has high academic expectations and emphasizes the mastery of basic skills, such as language arts and mathematics. Teachers strive to integrate curriculum and instruction across disciplines and to develop students’ problem solving and critical thinking skills. Homework assignments are given on a regular basis to reinforce classroom learning. Character values include integrity, respect, responsibility and compassion and are strongly encouraged. We are fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated staff to meet the needs of every student that passes through our hallways. The success of the school is due to everyone that works here from our instructional aides that go above and beyond their required duties, to our facilities manager that takes great pride in keeping our school safe and looking great, to our teachers that spend countless hours nurturing, teaching and inspiring our students, and to the conscientious office staff and administration.
About Platte River Academy  & Students Working
Our parents volunteered over 19,000 hours on average per school year. Accomplishments included many “unseen” duties that are vital to the success of PRA. Parents help keep our kids safe by working carpool no matter the weather. Parents are key in assisting with serving hot lunch, selling milk and cleaning the gym after lunch. The PRA PTO is another example where parents can volunteer their time in order to support the students and staff at the school.

Students are the reason we are here. Every school day they show up ready to learn and to demonstrate the core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, and compassion. These values are as important today as they were in the founding of this school. PRA students have unselfishly raised money and collected items for many causes. Our students have gone on to academic success at the high school level with parents often commenting on how well PRA has prepared their child for high school.
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