27J High School 3 Render

School District 27J High School No. 3

Construction of this new, bond-funded high school campus began in mid-June 2016. Once open, the state-of-the-art 253,000-square-foot facility on 60 acres will accommodate 1,800 students – one of the largest ever built in Colorado. High School No. 3 embraces a Small Learning Community (SLC) model organized around four small learning communities that will give students a personalized learning experience, while maintaining a small school feel. To accommodate steady student enrollment growth, School District 27J has planned High School No. 3 to be built in the northeast quadrant of the District to allow for future growth and the completion of a future middle school. 

The Administration and Media Center are located at the main entrance, with the second story Media Center capturing incredible views to the northwest and Colorado’s Front Range. The activity portion of the building supports the larger, more active, functions such as the Auditorium, Gymnasium, and Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. A large student commons, which promotes social interaction between students and staff, can also be used as pre-function space for after-hours events in the Auditorium and Gymnasium.

Owner: School District 27J

Architect: DLR Group

Location: Thornton, Colorado