At Copperleaf, learning is a natural priority.
At Copperleaf, learning opportunities exist in many different forms, reflecting a well-rooted, community-wide commitment to lifelong learning. We invite you to explore some of the unique ways this exceptional community inspires children and adults to learn, grow and thrive every day, from the exceptional quality of our schools to our vast natural resources and enriching community programs.
- Learn: Copperleaf’s commitment to lifelong learning starts with our exceptional Cherry Creek Schools.
- Grow: Copperleaf is home to a wide range of natural resources that promote education, discovery and exploration.
- Thrive: Copperleaf’s commitment to lifelong learning is also reflected in our diverse community programs and amenities.
As parents, you want to give your kids a strong educational foundation for their futures—and that’s easy to do at Copperleaf. Our community is already home to six exceptional Cherry Creek Schools (see Copperleaf Schools sidebar), and the district plans to add two brand new elementary schools in the future with one already under construction and scheduled to open in 2014. All Copperleaf school will be within walking distance to various Copperleaf neighborhoods throughout the community through a dedicated trail connector pathway system to be provided by Arapahoe Park and Recreation District. One of the most highly regarded school systems in the country, Cherry Creek Schools is recognized nationally for its dedication to excellence and academic achievement. Its mission "to inspire every student to think, to learn, to achieve and to care" is demonstrated through each school's commitment to academic excellence and individual growth. Best of all, your kids can begin attending these exceptional schools as soon as you sign the contract on your new home at Copperleaf—even before you move in! Just bring your purchase contract to verify that your child will be eligible to enroll for the upcoming school term.
Beyond the classroom, residents of Copperleaf also enjoy a wide range of natural resources that promote education, discovery and exploration. Here are just a few of the opportunities you’ll find throughout our great outdoors:
Copperleaf Wetlands Area
Designed to protect and preserve the natural ecology and habitat of the wetland environment that has existed in this area for generations, the Wetlands Park will provide a unique oasis for both residents and wildlife. The park will be home to thousands of sandbar willows, chokecherry trees and cottonwoods, as well as myriad birds, butterflies and other natural wonders. Located near Picadilly Street and Radcliff Parkway, the Wetlands Area also will provide a unique benefit to Copperleaf’s nearby elementary schools, creating a natural outdoor “classroom” to explore and learn from year-round.
Open Space, Parks and Trails
At Copperleaf, the environment is a natural extension of your home. So you’ll need only step outside your door to take advantage of countless learning opportunities and adventures every day. When complete, Copperleaf will be home to more than 100 acres of open space, parks and planned trails throughout the community, including five distinctly themed neighborhood parks and a conveniently located "Bark Park" for off-leash adventures with your favorite four-legged friends. Click here to learn more.
In addition to our vast natural resources, Copperleaf’s commitment to lifelong learning is reflected in the diversity of our community programs and amenities. A few highlights include:
Copperleaf’s Community Art Program
Our planned Community Art Program will use a variety of visual arts throughout our parks, open spaces and community recreation areas to engage and educate onlookers. Whether it’s a park bench or interactive sculpture, each artistic creation will reveal new learning opportunities for residents and visitors.
Ever wonder what kind of tree that is? Or how long it took to create that sculpture? Copperleaf will install informative signage at key locations throughout the community to help educate people about the surrounding natural habitat and/or man-made structures and artwork.
Just a short distance away, you’ll find a diversity of resources that offer fun and inviting learning opportunities for the entire family, such as the nearby Plains Conservation Center. Located in east Aurora, this family-friendly attraction provides a unique "window" into what life was once like on Colorado prairies. Originally set aside to help educate farmers about less erosive plowing techniques following the devastation of the 1930s dustbowl, this 1,100-acre spread is today home to original and reconstructed remnants of early pioneer and Cheyenne settlers. It's also serves as a natural habitat for area plants and wildlife, including antelope, owls and eagles.
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