Castle Rock Town Council representatives unanimously approved the exterior design for the Arapahoe Community College Castle Rock Collaboration Campus at the Town Council Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 20.
The project is a joint venture among the Town of Castle Rock, Arapahoe Community College, the Castle Rock Economic Development Council, Colorado State University and the Douglas County School District.
The campus will bring together education, business and the community to create a unique resource for delivering seamless education and workforce training to Castle Rock. CSU and DCSD will articulate with ACC to create a smooth pathway from high school diploma to associate degree to bachelor’s degree.
The two-phase project will consist of two buildings with an estimated opening of phase one in the fall of 2019. Joint engagement from ACC, CSU and DCSD with Castle Rock businesses and focus groups determined that the initial educational offerings will be in the areas of Business & Entrepreneurship, Health Care, Information Technology/Programming, General Education and Workforce Training.
“ACC is very excited to expand our presence in Castle Rock to serve the community through this very unique educational partnership,” exclaimed Dr. Diana Doyle, President of ACC. “The ACC Castle Rock Collaboration Campus will be a dynamic model for progressive educational delivery at all levels. We greatly appreciate the commitment from the Town of Castle Rock and look forward to playing an integral role in the community’s continued development.”
Ground breaking for the two-story, $40 million campus on the 14-acre site in The Meadows is slated for May 2018.
For more information about the ACC Castle Rock Collaboration Campus, please contact ACC Director of Marketing Tina Griesheimer at tina.griesheimer [at] arapahoe.edu / 303-797-5901.