Sanford is located in rural south-central Colorado less than 30 minutes from the New Mexico border. Through the BEST Grant program, the School District had the opportunity to strengthen the commitment to its student’s education for the next several generations.
The Sanford School is the heart of the community. Preserving the school’s place in the town’s social fabric was a primary planning and design consideration. The building is arranged to receive both students and community members. The Library, with its own exterior entrance is open to the public. Other activity spaces are located for civil functions from the main lobby while securing the balance of the school.
The Sanford school has learning environments carefully designed to support the District’s educational programs. These include consistent technology access throughout the building, interactive teaching surfaces, the capability for students to participate in lessons delivered from remote locations and specialized teaching spaces. The specialized spaces include vocational shops equipped to teach the skills useful in this agriculturally based community.
Sustainable, high performance features include . . .