ACHIEVE. INSPIRE. MOTIVATE.
Designed by CRP Architects, the A.I.M. Education Center is designed to house two specialized programs for the District. The Launch Program serves students from the age of 18 – 21 who qualify for extra support and time in learning life skills to support their post-secondary goals. The Phoenix Program serves students in grades K-12 who, due to trauma that has impacted their life and education, need a less traditional setting to support their social-emotional needs.
This unique learning environment allows students in these programs to succeed both academically, socially, and emotionally. The district worked to educate staff around Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) practices and continue to improve their efforts.
The 17,000 SF facility broke ground in July 2020 and open on August 2, 2021. The building will have two wings, one side for each program. The Phoenix Program will have six classrooms. The Launch Program has unique learning spaces, one of which will contain experiential, simulated workplace stations where students can learn life and community skills.
Shared space in the building will consist of a multipurpose room and a full kitchen where Launch students will have full access to learn cooking skills. The building serves as a community center, housing the district’s Community Closet and Food Pantry, both of which are run by Launch students. The outdoor recreational space and a garden are much-needed spaces for activities.