Broomfield High School
1 Eagle Way Broomfield, CO 80020 | 720.561.8100
Original Construction Date | 1959
*Final budget will be determined during the design phase.
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The project budget includes $2.86M for renovations to create learning environments that support career & technical education.
PROJECT MANAGER: Charles Zachemsky
ARCHITECT: Treanor HL
CONTRACTOR: JHL Constructors
CTE pathways coming to life through Bond projects
Plans for how to bring the vision for new and expanding CTE pathways to life are taking shape in the designs for the first round of Bond-funded renovation projects at middle and high schools in Broomfield and Lafayette. The Critical Needs Plan that was approved for funding by voters in 2022 included money specifically identified to be used for renovations to support career and technical education at BVSD secondary schools.
Broomfield High School CTE rendering
The renovations aim to create spaces where students can learn about different potential career interests and make progress on a career pathway, learning specific skills and earning certifications along the way.
“School design advisory teams have been excited to work with architects and think about how to give more students the opportunity to benefit from CTE education,” BVSD Executive Director o f Bond Planning and Construction Kris Stoppenhagen explained.
According to Career and Technical Education director and Boulder TEC principal, Dr. Arlie Huffman, middle level CTE courses are designed to provide students with opportunities to explore a variety of areas. At the high school level, CTE experiences will continue to let students explore their areas of interest, while also enabling them to progress much further along their path before graduation, Huffman further explained in a recent update to the Board.
At the middle school level, the goal for CTE programming is to expose students to a variety of career paths so they can explore and find what interests them. Over the course of their middle school tenure, students will participate in CTE programming that rotates six career clusters/twelve industries through all six semesters of middle school. To further support this exploration of interests and build excitement for continuing on specific career pathways, each middle school will have an information center—the iCommons—that shows what CTE looks like at high schools across the district.
Students in Broomfield will be able to explore and gain experience in Infrastructure and Applied Technology pathways. At Broomfield Heights Middle School, the Design Technology lab will be updated with new furniture, equipment, paint, and lighting and will give students broader opportunities to learn the introductory concepts involved in these pathways. In addition, the Art space next door will also be updated and the adjacency is expected to boost collaboration between these programs. The Infrastructure and Applied Technology pathways at Broomfield High School involve applying high-level math and design competencies to real-world applications.
“One particularly exciting example of this is the ability for students to be involved in every aspect of designing, planning, and constructing a house on-site at the school,” Career and Technical Education director and Boulder TEC principal, Dr. Arlie Huffman explained to the Board recently.
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.