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Exciting Changes Coming to F.M. Day, Scott Carpenter Community

The F.M. Day and Scott Carpenter community will be getting some exciting new childcare options next year when the elementary school is converted into the Westminster Public Schools Early Learning Center at F.M. Day and Scott Carpenter becomes a K-8 school.

The Board of Education signed off on new names and plans for both schools at last night’s regularly scheduled meeting.   

F.M. Day

The Early Learning Center at F.M. Day will offer infant, toddler and preschool care to about 130 children who live in the community and for WPS employees.

“This part of the community has a desperate need for affordable, quality childcare,” said F.M. Day Principal Aylane Dibildox who will run the center when it opens in the fall of 2020.  “This is an exciting opportunity on so many levels. In addition to a safe, nurturing environment, these children will get an early start on their education that will set them up for success.”

The center will also serve as a community center for nearby families offering everything from classes on cooking, parenting and learning English.

“This is very exciting, there are not many places like this anywhere in Colorado,” said Dibildox.

If you would like to be added to the early childhood education programs interest list please fill out this form. Filling out the interest form does NOT guarantee a spot.

Check out the video about the Early Learning Center at F.M. Day.

Scott Carpenter Middle School

The passage of the 2018 mill levy override is allowing the district to not only open an Early Learning Center but also keep its promise to convert Scott Carpenter to a K-8 school. The new name will be the Colorado Sports Leadership Academy (CSLA).

The Colorado Sports Leadership Academy is a unique educational opportunity for students across the region who want a solid foundational education while also learning more about possible careers in a sports-related industry.

The career pathways can range from physical therapy, nutrition and sports medicine to broadcast and print journalism, marketing, business and statistics. These areas of interest can be fully explored at Westminster High School through classroom and internship opportunities.

The CSLA culture also embraces the lessons and values learned from individual and team sports like perseverance, cooperation and personal integrity.