A Summer of Campus Projects
Thank you to all who generously give to bring these capital projects to CVCA!
As school let out after the 2016- 2017 school year and summer schedules began, things at CVCA were just getting started. Thanks to the generosity of local foundations and friends of CVCA, we were able to hit the ground running on several capital projects around the school. The track was resurfaced, science labs were updated, and the Learning Commons continued to be transformed for collaborative learning.
The specific reasoning behind each of these projects is varied, but the overall goal is to continue to enhance our mission of Educating and Cultivating Servants for Christ. It is important to be able to fully equip students in every area of their life.We look forward to seeing how God works in students’ lives in the future.
The track, which was installed 17 years ago, was in great need of an update. Resurfacing the track provides safer and better conditions for students.With boys and girls track teams for both high school and middle school, the needed maintenance affects many. Thank you to each person that partnered with us to make this project a reality!
This summer also began a two-part upgrade in the Science hallway. The goal is to increase cohesion and collaboration throughout the Science Department by moving classrooms and labs to one hallway and updating facilities to provide better, safer resources for students and faculty. This includes moving two Social Studies classrooms to make room for the School of Engineering classroom and a Biology prep closet. The updates to these classrooms and labs will provide additional opportunities and experiences that will challenge students and prepare them for college-level Science. This project would not have been possible without a lead gift from the estate of Dr.Wallace (Wally) and Clarann Miller, a substantial grant from the GAR Foundation, and gifts fromThe Glenn R. & Alice V. Boggess Memorial Foundation and Charles E. & Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial Foundation as well as many gifts from friends of CVCA.
Lastly, this summer included extensive updates to the Learning Commons. What was once the Library was transformed into the Learning Commons at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. This new project included more structural updates to the space, updating electrical, and adding more desk and table space. There will also be a portion specifically dedicated to the School of Business and Entrepreneurship. The Learning Commons is a space to build, invent, and create new things and host events that help bridge the gap between the classroom and the real world. We have witnessed the benefits the Learning Commons has provided for students in creating enhanced learning opportunities and a learning environment marked by creativity and collaboration. We are excited and thankful to expand on this concept and philosophy.