Caprock Academy breaks ground on expansion

Caprock Academy hosted a groundbreaking event to celebrate an expansion at the Grand Junction charter school.

The 59,000-square-foot expansion will include construction of two new, two-story classroom wings that will provide 26 new classrooms and an auxiliary gymnasium that will also include new band and choir facilities.

The $12 million project is expected to be completed by spring 2020. Asset Engineering serves as the general contractor.

“The expanded facility will allow us to continue our mission of providing a classical education by making more room for our growing high school and upgrading our classroom space for additional science, music and extracurricular activities,”  said Andrew Collins, head of school at Caprock Academy.

Tim Fry, president of the Caprock Academy board of directors, said he was grateful for the ongoing support that makes the expansion possible.

Caprock Academy has grown to an enrollment of 845 students with 116 employees.

“As a tuition-free public charter school, we don’t have access to local bond funds. We are fortunate to have a growing school community that is allowing us to fund this project out of state student revenue,” Fry said. “The most important thing is what happens in the classroom, and we are excited to have an expanded facility that will help support our amazing teaching staff and students.”