PURPOSE: Create a destination where students in grades 7-12 can study quietly, collaborate with each other, meet with tutors, and participate in intervention programming, research, and innovation. The space will become the hub for 21st century learning at the building.
LOCATION: The space encloses the Junior/Senior High School courtyard and combines it with three adjacent classrooms (rooms 112, 120 and 128).
FEATURES: Supported by Personalized Learning Approaches and Structured Learning Assistance, The Foundry resources will include active and passing learning environments, a library, tutoring spaces, and huddle and testing rooms. As part of the project, IT break-fix operations will move into the space for easier access by students and a small kitchen-like area will be added.
HOURS OF OPERATION: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. during school days
ESTIMATED SIZE: 6,800 square feet
HOW IS IT FUNDED?: The project is being financed through a new capital campaign and borrowing; the borrowed money would be repaid from the 2.6-mill bond issue passed by Village voters on Nov. 3, 2020.
WHEN WILL IT OPEN: The finished space could be dedicated as soon as the fall of 2022.