Stargate School in Thornton, Colo., recently broke ground on a new $51-million, 43-acre educational campus. It is the largest charter school project in Colorado and the second current largest one in the nation.
The new campus will include two academic buildings, a fieldhouse and an amphitheater to cater to the school’s 750-plus gifted and talented student population.
The expansion includes a high school and a total enrollment goal of 1,600 students in grades K-12. The new school will include a quad-style campus, breakout spaces and a learning commons for students.
As part of the overall development plan, five-plus acres of retail space and commercial support property is planned adjacent to the educational facility.
The mixed-use nature of the 70-acre development is part of a public-private partnership between Stargate School, the city of Thornton, the land owner, investors and the design and construction team.
The campus was designed by Denver-based SLATERPAULL | Hord Coplan Macht, and JHL Constructors is the contractor for the project. Tom Castle with Sullivan Hayes is the broker for the owner.