American Academy_036 - small This new K-8 school in Parker is the second campus for American Academy, a public charter school system whose flagship campus in Castle Pines North was also constructed by Haselden in 2009. The building design included three stories and 41 classrooms — four of which are science labs — and a rubber-floor gymnasium. Approximately 800 students attend classes on this 10-acre site.

Exterior features of the school include low-maintenance, buttery-yellow lap siding, dark red corrugated steel siding, and sage green cement board, in addition to a course of brick work along the base of the building.

Interior features include daylighting for all classrooms, full displacement ventilation system, and collaborative spaces for students. The inside is also colorful, utilizing paint and doors and light fixtures to add to the colorful character of the building.