Building bigger and better |

Building bigger and better

Daily Staff Report
Vail Daily/Melinda KruseShelley Gile, Vail Christian High School administrator, left, reviews plans for the school's new campus, which include an 18,000-square-foot sports-and-performance center and 22,700 square feet of classroom and administrative space.

“This is a tremendously exciting step forward for us,” said Steve Glandorf, executive director and principal. “Not only does it give our students and faculty much-needed space, but it shows our commitment to being a long-term, Christian-based education provider for the Eagle County community.”

Plans for the school, located at the corner of U.S. Highway 6 and Lake Creek Road in Edwards, include constructing an 18,000-square-foot sports and performance center and a 22,700-square-foot building with classrooms and administration space.

A student pedestrian plaza and additional parking also are part of the plans. All of the facilities will be built on land currently owned by Vail Christian High School and Gracious Savior Lutheran Church.

“We worked closely with the Homestead board in order to minimize impacts on our neighbors, and we truly appreciate their help in resolving some issues,” Glandorf says. “Now it’s time to get all the processes in motion.”

Terry Halverson, chairman of the VCHS board and fellow-board member Topper Hagerman have been named co-chairs of the fund-raising committee.

“We know that this is a multi-million-dollar project, although all the costs are still being finalized,” said Halverson. “We are working aggressively with current and potential donors to secure as much of their help as possible.”

“We’ve had some very positive responses so far,” adds Hagerman. “We are confident that we will be able to begin construction in spring 2003, with the total project taking three to five years to complete.”

VCHS is a college preparatory institution with a current enrollment of 71 students, graduating 17 seniors this past May – all of whom were accepted at a college or university of their choice.

“By being the only Christian-based high school in the area, we provide a unique educational opportunity for the valley’s youth,” Glandorf says. “The new campus will allow us to offer a more comprehensive curriculum for our students and provide us with the space to accommodate our anticipated growth.”

For more information, call 926-3015.

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