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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Banning Lewis Preparatory Academy

Colorado Springs Charter School Expanding to High School

Banning Lewis Ranch Academy, a charter public school in Colorado Springs serving students from K-8, is expanding to include a new high school starting in the fall of 2017. There will be a groundbreaking ceremony and press conference to announce the beginning of construction on Banning Lewis Preparatory Academy.

BLRA and BLPA are located in the heart of School District 49, inside of the Banning Lewis Ranch property development on the northeast side of Colorado Springs.  The Banning Lewis Ranch Academy Board of Directors, D-49 school district, and the Oakwood Development team have worked in conjunction with local Colorado businesses to build a new 80,000 square foot facility that will hold 1050 students.

City and county officials, educational leaders, business partners, and media are invited to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony on June 30, 2016 at 11:00 am.

WHEN:  Thursday, June 30, 2016
WHERE:  9433 Vista Del Pico Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80908
WHAT:  Groundbreaking Ceremony and Press Conference on future of Banning Lewis Preparatory Academy
WHO:  Eric Dinnel VP of Accel Schools, Deann Barnett BLRA Board President, Jim Andrews VP of Operations Fransen Pittman, Bob Gardner, Pat Hamill CEO Oakwood, and others

Photo opportunities will be available.

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Zambrano with the Banning Lewis Ranch Academy Foundation at 719.465.1601 or HZambrano@blracademy.org