Platte River Academy is a Core Knowledge School. The Core Knowledge curriculum was selected by the founding parents of Platte River Academy because international research shows that the highest achieving students receive a rigorous, content-based education.
Students learn new knowledge by building upon what they already know. The Core Knowledge Sequence clearly defines the knowledge and skills students will master at each grade level and raises the bar for student accomplishment. Core Knowledge gives students the foundation they need for success in school and beyond.
There are several good resources to help you discover more about the Core Knowledge curriculum and philosophy. E.D. Hirsch’s series of books (Cultural Literacy, What your __-grader needs to know, etc.) can be found at most bookstores and libraries. These books offer a comprehensive look into the content taught each school year in any Core Knowledge school.
The specific subjects of study within Core Knowledge include:
- Reading/Language Arts
- History and Geography
- Visual Arts