Celebrating Colorado’s First Military Academy
The Ribbon Cutting
It’s always a joy to experience the ribbon cutting for the opening of a new facility. The mood was especially great for the Colorado Military Academy. With more than 90 percent of the teaching faculty being retired military veterans or with affiliations to the military, the state of Colorado’s first military charter school is heavily focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and has an emphasis on developing future leaders through leadership and integrity.
The Academy is the 2nd largest first-year enrollment for a new charter school in Colorado state history.
Located adjacent to the Peterson Air Force Base, the Military Academy serves the surrounding community for both military and civilian families. Phase I included the renovation of the first floor of an existing office building for a K-8 the building includes classrooms with a STEM focus, administrative areas, prep kitchen, commons and several large collaboration spaces. Phase II will include the renovation of the second floor to focus on high school grade levels. This includes classrooms, administrative offices, gym space, a media center and several large collaboration spaces.