Chinook Trail Middle School will open in 2019 and will accommodate 1,080 sixth through eighth grade students. The new middle school will be a part of the existing Chinook Trail Elementary campus featuring close collaboration between the two schools to create a Kindergarten through eighth grade campus. The 125,000-square-foot school is being constructed to feature high performance classrooms as well as a maker space, new technology, flexible learning spaces, and athletic facilities including football and softball. The new educational facility will feature learning communities for each grade featuring pods with classrooms for math, English, social studies and science lab, plus small group study rooms and flex-use space. Building design promotes strong ties to nature through outdoor plaza and courtyards for dining, socializing and learning. Focus on sustainable design practices and optimal use of natural light for student health and well being.