The project will also include
Arapahoe Ridge High School, Boulder Universal, and Transitions
6600 East Arapahoe Avenue Boulder, CO 80303 | 720.561.5258
Original Construction Date | 1963
$3,620,000*: Renovations throughout Arapahoe Campus
*Final budget will be determined during the design phase.
$21,500,000: CTE renovations for Boulder TEC
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$21.5M will be invested in renovations at Boulder TEC to modernize current spaces to transform them into more accurate industry environments that mimic what students will experience in the workforce.
PROJECT MANAGER: Charles Zachemsky
ARCHITECT: Cunningham Group
CONTRACTOR: FCI Constructors
State-of-the-art renovations coming to BVSD’s CTE facility
BVSD’s Technical Education Center, Boulder TEC will be transformed to become a centralized career acceleration center for the district. The goal is to ensure all future offerings lead to high-demand, high wage career opportunities for students. The project will build upon Boulder TEC’s strengths, while improving the learning environment and expanding career exploration opportunities.
Boulder TEC’s administration and advisory committees have been evaluating the current programming, which includes biomedical science, automotive and collision repair, construction technology, criminal justice, emergency medical services, physical therapy, sports medicine, video production, and more. Changes are being explored to update and modernize BVSD’s offerings including the potential additions of environmental science and sustainability, heath and medical, as well as quantum information science and technology. The updated facility will serve as a central hub for students who are ready to accelerate their academic careers by pursuing college credit, industry credentials and internships.
The design process is currently underway for the updated facility, with construction planned to begin in the spring of 2025. Renderings and additional plans for the facility will be shared in the coming months.
Building for Student Success & CTE Update to Board
Oct. 24, 2023
Bond investment leads to cutting-edge career acceleration at BVSD
Career and Technical Education (CTE), now known as ‘Accelerate’ in the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD), is a core component of BVSD’s secondary curriculum and the BVSD Grad Plus framework, which expands graduates' skill sets by providing students with learning opportunities and credentials that offer a head start on a career, postsecondary education, or both.
BVSD’s Accelerate programming and courses, are a pillar of the district’s Grad Plus framework, and are designed to empower students through relevant, rigorous academic and technical skills for career and college readiness. Accelerate courses are offered at both middle and high schools as well as at BVSD’s Technical Education Center, Boulder TEC.
Read more about expansion of CTE programming here.