After successfully passing $64 M referendum in 2017, Chisago Lakes School District had a goal to create enhanced spaces for both student and community use.
The new community center, which is attached to Chisago Lakes High School, will house a new pool with large glass walls surrounding it, new family friendly locker rooms, and a weight room. The biggest challenge the district faced with this facility was creating a secure area which would be used by both the school and the community members simultaneously. This challenge was overcome by creating “secure zones” to provide optimum security in spaces that were shared during school hours.
Additionally, the high school industrial tech shops were relocated to the front of the school for more exposure to students. The renovated space promotes the broadened career focused curriculum, more collaborative spaces, and a greenhouse which is also shared with the community.