High Point Academy Aurora/Denver Gets New Permanent Facility, Revenue Bonds Sell to Finance $9 Million Facility; Completion by January 2011

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The High Point Academy charter school in Aurora announces that the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority has sold Charter School Revenue Bonds with an “A” rating by Standard and Poor’s to finance the construction of their new permanent building. LNR Property Corporation, the developers of the High Point community, donated 6 acres of land for the facility; the new building, approximately 63,000 square feet, will include more than 30 classrooms, a computer lab, library, gymnasium and performance area.

"We are delighted to learn that our permanent facility will soon be a reality,” said Dr. Terry Croy Lewis, Executive Director. “We’re certain to reach new heights for our growing student body and community."

The High Point Academy charter school in Aurora announces that the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority has sold Charter School Revenue Bonds with an “A” rating by Standard and Poor’s to finance the construction of their new permanent building. LNR Property Corporation, the developers of the High Point community, donated 6 acres of land for the facility; the new building, approximately 63,000 square feet, will include more than 30 classrooms, a computer lab, library, gymnasium and performance area.

High Point Academy, a preK-8 public charter school, is an anchor feature of High Point, an 1,800-acre master-planned community. Under the purview of the Charter School Institute (CSI), an independent agency within the Colorado Department of Education, the school was recently recognized statewide for its innovative student health and wellness program, and is consistently lauded for its exceptional standardized test scores and academically challenging Core Knowledge curriculum. LNR Property Corporation, the developers of the High Point community, donated 6 acres of land for the facility

"The creation of High Point Academy’s permanent facility is a huge achievement for High Point and the families that the school serves,” said Brandon Wyszynski, governing board president of High Point Academy. “From the well designed outdoor amenities to the interior’s innovative and functional spaces, the new school building will set the foundation for even greater achievements for the children of High Point.”

Ground breaking on High Point Academy’s facility is planned for this spring, with a mid-year opening set for January 2011. High Point Academy’s permanent facility will be located at 6750 N. Dunkirk Street near 64th Avenue and Tower Road.

For more information on the High Point Academy, please contact Patti Faulkner 303-317-3317 or visit http://www.highpointacademy.net.

About High Point Academy
Founded by a group of local business, civic and educational leaders, and parents, High Point Academy is a Core Knowledge public charter school serving Pre-K through 8th grade students that opened in the fall of 2006 at the High Point community in Aurora, CO. The mission of High Point Academy is to provide a strong foundation of academic excellence in partnership with family and community in which each student is challenged to achieve his or her highest potential academically, socially and personally.

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