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BCSIS and High Peaks{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}BCSIS and High Peaks3995 East Aurora Avenue Boulder, CO 80303 21963<img alt="" src="/projects/Project%20Profile%20Images/BCSIS-HP-ES-photo-300x300.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />$6,702,090$200,000 included in budget

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January 2018 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=19 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=19{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}January 2018The project was successfully bid in November 2017, and construction is planned for summer 2018.



October 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=18 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=18{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}October 2017The project is currently out to bid. Pre-qualified contractors will submit bids on November 14. Construction will begin next year and be substantially complete for the start of the 2018-19 school year.
September 2016 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=10 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=10{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}September 2016The design phase for the building renovation project is set to kick-off in September. A Design Advisory Team (DAT) will be selected to work with the architect to develop the project design. Check back for the DAT meeting schedule and minutes.
October 2016 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=11 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=11{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}October 2016The professional design team is working with the Design Advisory Team to develop a schematic design.
This project is scheduled to begin in Phase 2. Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=8 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=8{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}This project is scheduled to begin in Phase 2.
May 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=16 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=16{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}May 2017The final construction cost estimate the district received from the general contractor in April exceeds the project budget by $1.6 M, and the project has been postponed until next summer (May-August 2018). The district will bid the project again in the fall and anticipates pricing will be more competitive at that time. The project team is evaluating the possibility of moving forward with some discrete elements of the project this summer.,
February 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=12 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=12{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}February 2017The project team is working with the design advisory team on Design Development. For more information, see the DAT meeting minutes below. Construction is planned to begin in March.
August 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=17 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=17{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}August 2017Over the summer, the parking lot was repaired, received new seal coat and new striping. Two new pieces of playground equipment were installed - one on each playground. The project is set to go out to bid in November.
Construction Kick-off Postcard to Neighbors Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=15 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=15{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction Kick-off Postcard to Neighbors,
April 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=13 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=13{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}April 2017The project team is preparing for construction to begin in May.
Construction Kick-off Letter to Parents Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=14 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=14{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction Kick-off Letter to Parents,

Project Details

Project Team
Project Manager



Katheryn Zeeb Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=44{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Katheryn Zeebkatheryn.zeeb@bvsd.org720.561.5109




LKA Partners Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=45{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}LKA Partners,




Related Resources



Educational Facilities Master Plan Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=5 Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=5{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Educational Facilities Master Plan,

Project Budget{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}$6,702,090

Innovation Budget{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}$200,000 included in budget

Bond Expenditures



BCSIS and High Peaks{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}BCSIS and High Peaks, Bond Program Expenditures

Project Expenditures{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}, Project Expenditures

Sustainability Features{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}<div class="ExternalClassA31B7CBD84F5411EA346A40776A93294"><div>Under development<br></div></div>

Energy Efficiency/Green Features{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}<div class="ExternalClass6D18EFBEF7724CCE80DD61B953B0C21E"><p>Under development<br></p></div>

Educational Innovation Features{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}<div class="ExternalClassDFE1EBC9E1874CC68268120197770177"><p><strong>BCSIS Innovation Project<br></strong>The school plans to create a flexible space that will be used for a variety of activities such as mindfulness work, drama, Socratic Seminars, presentations, movement and dance, and arts integration. This space will be a room that inspires creativity.  <strong style="text-decoration:underline;color:#ff9933;"><a href="/educational-innovation/Pages/BCSIS-Innovation-Project.aspx"><span style="color:#ff9933;text-decoration:underline;">Learn more</span></a></strong><br></p><p><strong>High Peaks Innovation Project<br></strong>High Peaks plans to use its Innovation funds for three purposes: 1) An intermediate innovation space 2) New classroom furniture for primary classrooms 3) Library Innovations  <span style="text-decoration:underline;color:#ff9933;"><strong style="color:#ff9933;text-decoration:underline;"><a href="/educational-innovation/Pages/High-Peaks-Innovation-Project.aspx"><span style="color:#ff9933;text-decoration:underline;">Learn more</span></a></strong></span><br></p></div>

Design Advisory Team

​The Design Advisory Team (DAT) team includes teachers, staff, parents and community members who will work with the architects to develop the design for the project.​


Phil Katsampes, BCSIS Principal
Sabine Smead, BCSIS Teacher
Kiley Lewis, BCSIS Teacher

Jeannie Tynecki, High Peaks Principal
Zach Fink, High Peaks Teacher
Lindsey Pisano, High Peaks Teacher

Lisa Gefke, Office Staff
Rachel Horvath, Preschool Teacher

Jill Iwaskow, BCSIS
Valerie Seiler, High Peaks

Related Resources



Design Advisory Team Guidelines Related Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=5 Related Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=5{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Design Advisory Team Guidelines,

DAT Meeting Schedule

DAT meetings are open for the public to observe, and there is an opportunity for public comment at each meeting. ​​



September 22 | 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=1 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=1{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}September 22 | 2:45 - 4:15 p.m.,
October 4 | 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=2 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=2{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}October 4 | 2:45 - 4:15 p.m.,
October 12 | 2:15 - 4:30 p.m. Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=3 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=3{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}October 12 | 2:15 - 4:30 p.m.,
October 26, 2016 | 2:15 - 4:30 p.m. Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=4 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=4{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}October 26, 2016 | 2:15 - 4:30 p.m.,
November 1 | 2:15 - 4:45 p.m. Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=5 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=5{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}November 1 | 2:15 - 4:45 p.m.,




Schematic Design Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=1 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=1{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Schematic DesignNov. 2016Completeinfo
Design Development Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=2 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=2{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Design DevelopmentDec. 2016Completeinfo
Construction Documents Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=3 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=3{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction DocumentsFeb. 2017Completeinfo
Construction Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=4 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=4{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}ConstructionSummer 2018Not Startedsuccess


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    Scope of Work

    ​Facility Condition

    • Roof repair/replacement
    • Repair/replace exterior windows and doors
    • Improvements to interior finishes such as ceilings, wall tile and paint
    • HVAC improvements
    • Plumbing  improvements
    • Fire alarm and communications upgrades
    • Repair/replace fixtures such as casework and countertops
    • Site improvements such as drainage, fencing, paving irrigation, landscaping and playfield renovation
    • Asbestos abatement
    • Improve preschool drop-off
    • Audio enhancement in every classroom**

    Program Compatibility Assessment

    • Provide teacher lounge/work room
    • Provide additional storage
    • Provide adequate space for full-day kindergarten**
    • Provide adequate space for preschool**

    Health and Physical Development

    • Upgrade playground equipment and surface materials
    • Renovate preschool playground

    Safety and Security

    • Install camera/intercom security system
    • Install electronic security controls
    • Install security partitions


    • Conduct retro-commissioning and repairs
    • Upgrade HVAC controls
    • Replace aged boilers with more efficient condensing type


    BCSIS/High Peaks are eligible to receive up to $200,000 in additional funds to implement facility improvements that support innovative teaching methods. ​

    ** Not included in estimated school budget.