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Highlights & Traditions

The high school years include highlights and traditions such as Peaks, the annual Miner Cup competition, Miner Mania, and Homecoming. Content-specific field trips to local locations add unforgettable experiences.r your text here...


Peaks are student-run organizational structures that form our student government, create academic and social support networks, and increase the leadership opportunities for all students. Peaks serve as a vertical peer support group in which each grade level is represented within each Peak. Peaks are named after the Colorado 14ers: Longs Peak, Capitol Peak, Evans Peak, and Pikes Peak.

Miner Cup

Peaks compete with one another in a yearlong competition to win the Miner Cup. Peaks earn points through GPA, school involvement and spirit, and extracurricular participation. The competition culminates with the Miner Cup Games at the end of the year, in which Peaks compete in a variety of athletic, academic, and fun activities to earn points for their team. At the end of the day, one Peak is awarded the Miner Cup. 

Check out the 2020 Virtual Miner Cup. 

Miner Mania

This annual, student council led event, was designed to give students the opportunity to practice key components of the school mission, such as service-learning and character development. The school’s peer-to-peer mentoring program, which pairs middle and high school students with elementary school students, plays a significant role in the event, as students spend the majority of the day with their buddies. Activities vary each year, but usually include an administrator competition, school spirit assembly, and service-learning project.


Homecoming week is a celebration of PRA. Throughout the week students show their school spirit by wearing the school colors. The week culminates with a pep assembly, varsity football game, and a formal dance. In future years we look forward to welcoming back our alumni during this week.