September 11, 2009
For Immediate Release
Contact: Barbara Alldredge, Board Chair
Quail Run Primary School Foundation
(801) 785-9300 barbara@QRPS.org
FIRST LEED CERTIFIED CHARTER SCHOOL IN UTAH
Environmentally Responsible School to Open in Utah County; Aims to be First LEED Charter
PLEASANT GROVE, UT -- Quail Run Primary School, a public charter school serving students from Kindergarten to eighth grade, announced today the location of its new eco-friendly facility on the borders of American Fork, Pleasant Grove and Cedar Hills at approximately 600 West 3300 North in Pleasant Grove.
“We’re thrilled about this location. It will allow us to serve students across several cities,” said Gary Fullmer, Board Trustee of Operations and Business Management. “We’ll be able to realize the school’s mission, while pursuing LEED certification and preserving a beautiful tree-filled part of the valley.”
Situated on the northern end of Pleasant Grove, “Utah’s City of Trees,” Quail Run Primary School’s building will include solar hot water panels, day-lighting and outdoor classrooms. The grounds will feature natural playscapes and a school garden. Quail Run will participate in recycling programs, on-campus “upcycling” and will offer bussing to decrease traffic congestion.
Student laptops enhance Quail Run’s hands-on educational approach while reducing paper waste and the school offers classes that include student favorites like band and computer programming plus non-traditional courses such as American Sign Language and ballroom dance.
Peck Ormsby Construction will be the general contractor of the Quail Run School. This is the 10th Utah charter school to be constructed by Peck Ormsby since 2006. For information on enrollment at Quail Run and community partnerships or to get involved, members of the public can visit the school’s website at: QRPS.org.
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