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Zach Core Knowledge

Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, we are a Core Knowledge school that fosters excellence in academic performance for students from all backgrounds. As part of the Poudre School District, we strive to enrich our students’ classroom experiences through a broad base of knowledge, rich vocabulary, and integrated curriculum. The Core Knowledge Sequence has very specific learning goals from grade to grade which create coordination and articulation for instruction, create a consistent academic focus and provide units of study that motivate students to learn Language Arts, Mathematics, Geography, World History, American History, Music, Visual Arts, and Science.

Zach Elementary is currently at maximum capacity and accepts limited school choice students.


PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.