Built out of the existing James E Rogers School the goal of the project was to revitalize an unoccupied historical school building, completed in 1915, and outfit it for modernized learning. Featuring 12 flex classrooms, a thinking lab, a music room, and several collaboration and conferencing spaces, the Environmental Charter School is setting out to offer a unique learning experience from kindergarten through 12th grade. The mission of ECS is to educate each student to high academic standards using innovative curricula that will foster knowledge, love of, and respect for the environment and preserve it for future generations.
Flex classrooms are fully equipped for active learning, featuring a 112” whiteboard specially coated for projection alongside a WXGA, 3500 lumens ultra-short throw projector. Teachers are able to connect their laptops to the projector and also have the option for Chromecast. Live streamed video announcements are able to be projected throughout the school from the administrators office.
Collaboration and conferencing spaces all feature a 55” HD flat panel display with laptop and Chromecast connections. These displays will also receive any live video announcements. The Music Room features a a 112” whiteboard specially coated for projection alongside a WXGA, 3500 lumens ultra-short throw projector. In addition, the room is outfitted for optimized sound quality.