Adams 12 Five Star School District-Wide Instructional Technology Excellence (ITX)

We designed the renovation and addition of multiple data rooms at 30 Elementary Schools, 7 Middle Schools, 7 High Schools and 4 Specialty schools. We added electrical capacity for new equipment, provided mechanical load calculations, provided additional mechanical cooling or exhaust as needed and furnished condensate drains when required.

Project history

Adams 12 Five Star Schools serves 42,200 students on the north end of the Denver Metro area. Prompted by state legislation by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) mandating online assessments, Adams 12 moved to update the cooling in data rooms to support massive equipment upgrades required to meet the IT hardware needs to support the State of Colorado mandated testing. The school district refers to this project as the ITX (Instructional Technology Excellence) project.

The district wants to integrate technology system-wide in the Adams 12 learning environment to deliver a true 21st Century education and to administer the PARCC on-line assessment as mandated by state law.

This ITX project is bringing wireless capacity and computing devices to every school classroom in the district. The initiative was the result of persistent advocacy by parents, students, teachers, principals, central office staff and board of education members who were concerned that the district’s old technology was not adequate to serve the students’ learning needs.