Students from kindergarten through middle school will try their hands at engineering, design and coding at Double Peak School in San Marcos, which opened its doors Monday. The school, open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade, sits off San Elijo Road, with expansive views of the hills on either side. With a focus on innovation, it features a “maker space,” where students can practice conceiving and constructing inventions, and an innovation lab, where they will learn apps, programs and other technological tools.
San Marcos delays Double Peak School (Union Tribune Article from last week)
The much-anticipated Double Peak School in San Marcos won’t open in August as originally planned because of unexpected construction delays, school district officials said Tuesday (Last).
They said the delays won’t drive up the cost of the $65 million project, but that work probably won’t be completed until January. A meeting will be held with parents this week to discuss options for the coming school year.
One option includes keeping future Double Peak students at their current schools — perhaps banding them together in teaching clusters — then moving them to the new campus in the middle of the school year, said school board President Janet McClean.
Another option is to delay opening the school until August 2016, she said.
McClean said the construction delay boils down to two separate events: It has taken longer than anticipated to get the state to sign off on modifications to Double Peak’s design, and to get easements from landowners whose property abuts the 36-acre school site. The school is being built with fees the district collected from developers in the master-planned community of San Elijo Hills, where 3,000 homes have been built over the past 15 years and roughly 200 more are in the pipeline.
The Double Peak School facility will not be ready to open in August 2015. Moving forward, the district would like to engage the Double Peak School community in a discussion around options for a delayed opening. This community meeting will be held on:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 – 6:30pm
San Elijo Middle School, Multi-Purpose Room 1600 Schoolhouse Way, San Marcos, CA 92078