Pinnacle Peak Preparatory Is a Core Knowledge School

The "Core Knowledge" movement is an educational reform based on the premise that a grade-by-grade core of common learning is necessary to ensure a sound and fair elementary education. The movement was started by Professor E. D. Hirsch, Jr., author of Cultural Literacy and The Schools We Need, and is based on a large body of research in cognitive psychology, as well as a careful examination of several of the world's fairest and most effective school systems. Professor Hirsch has argued that, for the sake of academic excellence, greater fairness and higher literacy, early schooling should provide a solid, specific, shared core curriculum in order to help children establish strong foundations of knowledge. Currently, hundreds of schools and thousands of dedicated educators are participating in this school reform movement throughout the United States.  

The Core Knowledge¬© Sequence represents the common ground upon which a faculty meets and collaborates to teach a sequenced, coherent curriculum. In this cumulative curriculum, the knowledge and skills learned each year become the students' foundation for learning in subsequent years. To learn more about the core knowledge curriculum, please visit Core Knowledge's website. 

Find out more about our Grade 1-6 curriculum.

Check out eBooks from the comfort of your home.

Through the PVSchools library management system, Follett Destiny and the FollettShelf component, we are able to offer you the opportunity to read online, anywhere you have access to an internet connection, 24/7. Access to a wide variety of digital (eBook) titles can be enjoyed on multiple types of electronic devices.

For easy step-by-step instructions, go to Books in Paradise.

  • Chromebooks, Laptops, Desktops

  • Tablets and smart phones (Android and IOS)


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Note: You will be directed to PVOnline, where you are required to log into connectED. Enter your username and "other" password. When logged in, click the connectEd link in the top right corner. 

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