• 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