Based on the Districts Educational Specifications, the design for the fifth Cherry Creek high school provides the option of interdisciplinary or disciplinary instruction. Completed in 1998, the 347,000 square foot facility features an auditorium, pool, main and auxiliary gyms, plus a central commons. The two-story school facility sits on a sloping site, allowing student and faculty accesses from both levels.
The 2,500-student high school was designed to accommodate students in smaller, personal settings. The classrooms are arranged in wings that are connected to the circulation spine of the school. The Commons, 750 seat Auditorium, Pool, and the Gymnasiums are separated from the classroom wings by a naturally lighted central circulation spine. Secure after-hours access is provided to these community-use activities.
The new high school, a joint venture of H+L and LKA Partners, served as the technology model for the District. It was planned from the beginning to incorporate not only current educational technologies, but also future equipment and systems as technology continues to integrate into curriculum.
From classrooms to technology, the concept of flexibility presided over the entire design of the school. The District, as well as the Grandview students and faculty, are very proud of their high school and look forward to the academic success this school facility continues to support.