Vail School District’s newest campus, Andrada Polytechnic High School, will open five days later than expected.
The school, located at 12960 S. Houghton Road, was slated to open Friday, but it will now open on Wednesday.
The delay will allow sufficient time for construction and provide staff time to prepare classrooms for students, according to a news release from the district.
Andrada students may be required to make up the missed days throughout the school year.
The district’s other high schools, including Cienega, Empire, Pantano and Vail, opened for the new school year on Friday.
K-8 students went back to school July 16.
Andrada will have a college and career focus, offering courses in transportation technologies, bioscience, and health care.
Students will be able to earn certification, allowing them to work in that career field right out of high school.
The school was designed to actively teach responsibility, time management and study skills by offering students one period a day of unassigned free time.
During that time, students may do homework in a cyber cafe, work in the “Barnes and Noble” style library, or take yoga or kickboxing classes.
Andrada will also offer one-to-one laptops instead of textbooks, and the same rigorous curriculum and Advanced Placement and honors classes as other Vail high schools.