The development of Colorado’s Finest Alternative High School at the Englewood Middle School (Sinclair) site includes renovation of approximately 88,700 square feet of the existing building, and new building addition space totaling approximately 10,470 square feet. A major focus will be placed on the reuse of existing building configuration with the exception of the main building entrance, media center and administration offices which need extensive upgrading and reconfigurations.
The renovation design suggests relocation of the main entrance to the building to better position the need for more students parking than is presently provided. A new and enlarged parking area will also serve as a bus drop-off area. The location of CFAHS at this proposed site is very beneficial for the student population from a public transportation aspect. With the relocation of the building entrance, new media center and technology labs will be located within sight of the main lobby area suggesting the current educational philosophy of the school building and programs. Current classroom wings will be remodeled to promote 21st century learning and teaching styles.
What is the BEST Grant?
Established in 2008 with the signing of C.R.S.22-43.7, BEST provides an annual amount of funding, in the form of competitive grants, to school districts, charter schools, institute charter schools, boards of cooperative educational services and the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind. BEST funds can be used for the construction of new schools as well as general construction and renovation of existing school facility systems and structures.