The Cambridge Lakes Learning Center and the development of educational services offered on the campus.
These services now include:
- Cambridge Lakes Preschool –a private preschool
- Cambridge Lakes Charter School –a public K-8 community school established by charter agreement with CUSD 300
- Northern Kane Center for Adult & Life-Long Learning –a private adult learning facility- classes offered in conjunction with NIU.
The main goal of the design process has been to develop a campus that can accommodate lifelong learning. The campus has been designed as a place where students and families can be served throughout the day and evening during every month of the year. In addition to providing classroom space for students in the preschool and charter school, the facilities are meant to provide for a variety of community activities as well--such as adult-learning classes and recreation and sporting events.
Though the completed campus will host over 1,000 students, children attending Cambridge Lakes Charter School or Cambridge Lakes Preschool will experience all the benefits of a small school. The Cambridge Lakes Learning Center campus will contain six classroom buildings that will each house two grade levels, approximately 200 students per building (see the campus layout page for more details). Students will benefit from this small school environment because they will know the teachers, learning assistants and students in their building.
An administrative building including specialty classrooms and a gathering hall will complete the campus layout. Common areas in the gathering hall--such as the performance center, Great Hall and cafes--will create opportunities for interaction of community members of all ages