American Academy Charter School

Parker, Colorado

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 also was constructed by Haselden.

The building design includes 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 consist of a 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.

At a glance

  • Owner American Academy
  • Architect Cuningham Group Architecture
  • Delivery method CM/GC
  • Project size 93,081 SF
  • Construction cost$13.9 million
  • CompletedNovember 2013