The new Northstar Academy-West will open this fall in Highlands Ranch near C-470 & Quebec. The new campus will be modeled after the already successful Parker campus started six years ago by many of the same founders. The school will serve grades K-8.
When the first Northstar Academy tried to open in Highlands Ranch they were unable to identify a building and a building in Parker that had already been used by a charter school became available the decision was made to open in Parker. Founders never gave up their dream to be located in Highlands Ranch, however.
This Saturday, Feb. 6, there will be a groundbreaking ceremony at the new site. People interested in the school can also meet board members and see architectural drawings of the proposed school.
The Douglas County School District made history in Colorado in December when they issued securities on behalf of this new charter school. This allowed the charter school to get about half the rate for interest on their capital construction loan. Most charter schools go through the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority after three years of developing a credit history.