Construction will begin next month at Mountain Middle School on a 7,000-square-foot, $3.5 million expansion to the south of the main building that will add classrooms for an additional 60 fourth and fifth graders.
The new building, which is expected to be ready for occupancy in April 2022, will also include space for a digital maker space lab and an art studio.
The digital maker space lab the and the art studio will be used by all students at the school and is designed to support project-based learning, the centerpiece of Mountain’s curriculum.
“We’re excited about the community support,” said Head of School Shane Voss. “This will be one of the first projects that will be funded with the bond issue.”
Durango’s three charter schools, Animas High School, The Juniper School and Mountain, each received $2.5 million from the $114.2 million raised in March from a sale of…