Explore PK-8

Bringing Academics to Life

  • Welcome to Explore PK-8!

    Explore PK-8 offers students an innovative and inclusive learning environment grounded in relationships, rituals, and traditions.  Explore partners with EL Education to consider three dimensions of student achievement: mastery of knowledge and skills, character development and high-quality student work. Students merge meaningful math, science and social studies content, anchored in challenging literacy experiences.  Explore teachers are committed to personal and intellectual success for each and every student.

    Fall FAQ's

        • No uniforms for Explore for 22/23 school year
          • We will continue to use the Mapleton school board approved dress code
        • School hours
          • School doors open: 7:40AM
          • Parent drop off begins: 7:40AM
          • School begins: 7:50AM
          • Parent Pickup begins: 2:40PM
        • Grades K-6 school supply lists are on the district website
          • Middle school supply list will be sent in our Nest newsletter by July 29
        • Enrollment questions?
          • Call the Mapleton Welcome Center at 303.853.1780



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Explore PK-8 Mission Statement

  • The mission of Explore PK-8, an innovative, inclusive, and adventurous learning community, is to guarantee brilliant success intellectually and personally for each and every student through a system characterized by:

    • A nurturing community that facilitates risk-taking and passion for learning;
    • Authentic experiences that connect students to the diverse world that is our classroom;
    • Rich and in-depth learning expeditions that promote character development, self-discovery, and life-long learning
    • Two cycles of dynamic inquiry and meaningful reflection
    • Unlimited opportunities to discover our abilities, beliefs, and social/environmental responsibilities.



School Hours

  • School Hours:
    7:50 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.