High Point Academy
High Point Academy, a State charter school, located within the City of Aurora and the Brighton 27J District, is a school founded upon academic excellence and student wellness. Servicing a diverse student base, High Point Academy is a leading school in all testing categories within the northeastern region of the Denver market. The project layout was generated with efficiency, safety, and learning opportunities in mind. Minimizing the infrastructure footprint to allow for the majority of the budget to remain in the classroom was the primary directive and was accomplished through efficient traffic flows for parent drop off, overlapping play areas with physical education fields, including wellness gardens within the internal building courtyard and integrating back of house operations with the required fire access lanes. Educational opportunities with the project provided stormwater management systems were discussed with staff to allow students to learn STEM principles implemented during the development of their school. The successful implementation of innovative design achieved the stakeholder goals and supporting an enjoyable learning environment.