AT A GLANCE
Projected opening – Fall 2021 (initial phase)
Campus envisioned as a multi-building complex to be built over time on approx. 8.5 acres
Full buildout student population of approximately 660, 9th – 12th graders
School will be growing one grade per year, starting with 9th graders (165/students)
Founding Board hosted its initial meeting in January 2019, meeting monthly
Letter of Intent submitted February 2019 to 27J School District
Charter Application submittal expected August 2019 to 27J
School is science-based, student-lead and project-driven
Creating thought-partner links with Colorado State University, National Western Center, Denver Botanic Gardens, Future Farmers of America, and a host of agribusiness organizations locally and globally
- Oakwood Homes, BuildStrong Education and select industry partners are joining forces to create, and jointly develop, the first-of-its-kind “CULTIVATE”, an agribusiness innovation center at Collaborative Agribusiness Laboratory (CAL). With over 800 ag-related businesses stretching from Fort Collins to Pueblo, there are literally thousands of opportunities for students, teachers and the general public to explore in a unique makers-space environment through a project-based learning format.
Allocate some percentage of the approximately 25,0000 SF Collaborative Agribusiness Laboratory for a CULTIVATE Center to maximize the use of the space for both public, as well as for The STEAD School Campus programming.
A special project team will be formed by the BuildStrong Education and industry partners to design, develop and implement the CULTIVATE Center makers-space programming that will be for kids and adults.
Joint promotion of CAL’s CULTIVATE Center with public and private partnerships to serve the community.
Focus on student and teacher engagement, experiential learning and career exploration