Campus Renovations

Columbine High School Debuts Renovations

Columbine High School, located in Littleton, Colo., held a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently for a series of renovations to the campus, including a new entrance. A new outdoor awning provides more privacy than the previous entrance. The campus improvements come just two years after serious consideration was given to the facility’s demolition.

“The school is a model and symbol of resiliency,” said Columbine High School Principal Scott Christy. “It’s a model of what happens when people come together in the face of tragedy and become stronger as a result.” This addition, I think, just shows the strength of this community and this school.”

According to the school’s website, improvements include:

  • Exterior improvements including fresh paint and repairs
  • A new Auxiliary Gym featuring a dance studio
  • Remodels to the interior, including updated weight rooms and locker rooms
  • A new science lab, English classroom, Family and Consumer Science classroom, and a kitchen lab
  • Exterior and interior security improvements
  • Landscaping and athletic field improvements, including new turf and an all-weather track
  • Interior improvements including painting; updating wall coverings; replacing flooring, old furniture, sinks, cabinets and shelves; and replacing ceilings
  • Infrastructure updates including wiring, HVAC, plumbing and pipes, and replacing interior lights with LEDs

According to local news, the high school’s last major renovation was in 1995. The improvements were funded through a district-wide bond.

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Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning. He can be reached at [email protected].