Pine Creek High School
|Pine Creek High School|
|10750 Thunder Mountain Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado|
|School district||Academy 20|
|Grades||9–12 (Freshmen to Senior)|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue & Forest Green|
Pine Creek High School (PCHS) is a public high school in Academy School District 20 that serves the Pine Creek, Gleneagle, Black Forest, Northgate, Cordera, and Flying Horse Ranch neighborhoods of north Colorado Springs. The school opened in 1998 and currently serves approximately 1,500 students in grades 9 through 12. Pine Creek, to the other students of Academy District 20, is classified as the rival.
Pine Creek offers a diverse collection of activities for student participation. The school allows its students to design their own clubs (with the approval of a few teachers and administrators) if they are not satisfied with current clubs. The school has seen many victories in various athletics over the few years it has existed. The school has won many John Irwin School of Excellence Awards, and scores well on the TCAP (Transitional Colorado Assessment Program).
Oh, when the Pine Creek Eagles take the field
We know that all our foes will have to yield
Because the Eagles fight with all their might
We cheer for blue and green and white
We know the foes will put us through the test
We'll see the Eagles soar above the rest
And we will fight, fight, fight for victory
Win one for Pine Creek High
The football team regularly makes it to the 4A Colorado playoffs. In 2011, The football team competed in its first State Championship against Valor Christian but lost 66-10. In 2013, Pine Creek won its first state football championship beating Montrose High School 49–14 and brought a football championship to Colorado Springs for the first time in more than a decade. Then, in 2014, the school went through the season undefeated and beat Longmont High School 45-20 en route to their second straight 4A championship. They have won 25 straight games and have qualified in the state championship three times in the last four years.
In 2012, the Pine Creek wrestling team won the 5A State Championship, which was Pine Creek's first championship title in the school's history.
On November 9, 2013, The Men's soccer team won the 5A State Championship. They won 1–0 with a game-winning goal by Jay Morales at the 107th minute mark.
Pine Creek has an award winning Choir Program, has received regular recognition for its visual arts programs (Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, and Ceramics), and has performed at The International Thespian Conference in Denver for its productions of musicals and dramas in 2005.
Pine Creek DECA (business students) has had the largest number of Colorado participants eligible for the National DECA competition for many years running.