About Us


Empowering Brilliant, Diverse Minds through Dynamic Learning.


In partnership with our community, Park Lane will accelerate student achievement through equitable learning experiences which will develop critical thinkers.

At Park Lane, we believe:

Our Instructional Core: 

Literacy – We are committed to fostering the love of reading and writing in all our students, while implementing a rigorous, Common Core State Standard-aligned curriculum. We use Wonders curriculum as our guide, which sets the foundation for implementing the Science of Reading. Our students get personalized reading instruction focused on phonics and targeted interventions. We use a combination of 95% Phonics & Really Great Reading pedagogy to boost students ability to decode fluently. 

Mathematics – We help our students persevere in the demands of applying mathematical skills on a daily basis through the use of Bridges Math curriculum. We use a variety of manipulatives and strategies to help honor the various needs of our students. Our students apply their knowledge throughout the day, as they engage in physical education and music.

Science/Social Studies – We expand our students’ minds by having them engage in the scientific method and units of study throughout the school year. We embrace our students’ questions, while helping them find solutions. We expand their learning outdoors, as they explore nature and the unique weather conditions we experience in Colorado. We help them build international-mindedness as they explore other cultures and perspectives. 

Is your child above grade level and/or gifted and talented? 

If you would like to initiate the GIFTED IDENTIFICATION process for your child, please complete this form.  Be advised, you will need approximately 30  minutes to complete the entire document.  There is not a way to save your progress in this form.  

Once this form is complete and submitted, your school's Gifted Education Facilitator will be notified.  They will then gather additional necessary evidence/data to complete the process.

Your facilitator will be in touch with you within 30 school days of receipt of this referral to update you on the process.

Kim Opferman   kjopferman@aurorak12.org - Facilitator