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Center for Modern Learning | Academy District 20

Center for Modern Learning

8701 Wolf Valley Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Aerial View of Elementary at Wolf Ranch


Set to open in the fall of 2018, the Center for Modern Learning (CML)—along with the adjacent space for Legacy Peak Elementary—is the first project of an 80-acre master planned school site. The CML features learning spaces for the Academy Online High School, Journey K-8, Home School Academy, as well as Coding, Cybersecurity, and Robotics, plus the Challenger Leaning Center. 

The new building is located at the future intersection of Research Parkway & Wolf Valley Drive.

Project Features

  • Separate entries and parking for the CML, Challenger Learning Center, and Legacy Peak Elementary
  • Outdoor classroom, playing field, and playgrounds 
  • After-hours access to the Legacy Peak gym, learning commons and cafeteria 
  • Separate bus loading area with easy access to the CML

Project Details

Project Manager Eldrick Hill
Architect Hord/Coplan/Macht
Contractor Nunn Construction 

​Completed Projects

  • Ground breaking on May 30, 2017
  • Transfer of land ownership to Academy District 20
  • Land graded
  • Concrete foundation walls poured
  • Both elevator shafts erected
  • Masonry walls for gym completed
  • Curb, gutter, and asphalt placed for west parking lot 
  • Last beam for the Center for Modern Learning placed on November 29, 2017
  • Solar tubes installed in Legacy Peak and CML
  • Polished concrete floors complete in Legacy Peak and CML
  • Poured asphalt for exterior basketball court
  • Gym LVT floor installed
  • Asphalt completed for entire site
  • All concrete poured for entire site
  • Sprinkler systems installed for entire site
  • Playground equipment installed
  • Temporary Certificate of Occupancy secured on August 8, 2018
  • Nunn Construction turned over control of building to District 20
  • Landscaping completed for entire site
  • Elevator installed
  • Audio/visual systems installed
  • Ribbon cutting ceremony on August 14, 2018