It's not your imagination!
Wait lists for Core Knowledge schools are long and the demand is real!
Currently there are nine Core Knowledge schools that have grades K-8 and are operating in Castle Rock or within a "reasonable" distance from Castle Rock (Highlands Ranch, Castle Pines and Parker). As of January, these schools reported combined wait lists of over 12,000.* Within Castle Rock itself, there are only two Core Knowledge schools and they reported combined waiting lists were over 2,000*. It is not your imagination. There is high demand for Core Knowledge charter schools in general, and Castle Rock is no exception.
Additionally, the Long Range Planning Committee for the Douglas County School District has identified to the Board of Education that Castle Rock has an “immediate need” for another elementary school given its recent and projected growth. With that sort of growth comes more families that will want a Core Knowledge charter school, and it stands to reason that the waiting lists for such schools will continue to grow as well.
Apex Community School is seeking to help meet this need by the fall of 2018. In order to open the doors of another Core Knowledge charter school to meet the demand, the Board of Education has asked that our Board and growing number of volunteers secure Letters of Interest to demonstrate this demand.
Letters of Interest are NO-commitment statements to the Board of Education stating that, if another Core Knowledge charter school were to open, you as the parent/guardian of students would be interested in learning more and potentially enrolling your child/children. Again, there is no commitment. These letters are simply that: letters of interest and nothing more.
If you’re interested in seeing another Core Knowledge charter school open its doors in the Meadows of Castle Rock, please make that interest known. Click on the link below to complete a no-commitment Letter of Interest in support of Apex Community School seeking to serve grades PR-8 in Castle Rock in August of 2018.
*The Apex Board adjusted this number down by 25% to compensate for non-purged waitlists and families that are residing on one or more