Built to accommodate Boone County’s growing population, the goal of this school was to establish a residential scale while providing an up-to-date learning environment for students in an energy-conscious, LEED certified facility. Geothermal heating and cooling, energy-efficient lighting, and a well-sealed thermal envelope contribute to the energy savings over a typical facility. Sloping gables, attractive brick combinations, and other details relate to the surrounding neighborhood. The school is focused on several interior courtyards that provide protected outside learning spaces, while giving daylight to nearly every space in the building. Bus and car traffic are separated from each other for the safety of students and a secure vestibule provides an additional level of comfort and protection.