Bright colored art decoration hanging from ceiling.

Construction Update #10

Bright colored art decoration hanging from ceiling.
Bright colored art decoration hanging from ceiling.

Check out this neat design hanging from the ceiling. Can you guess what area of the school this bold design lives in? Hint: The panels help to absorb sound to make sure the area stays quiet allowing reading and studying to happen with minimal distractions.

 


Shades of blue, yellow and green paint on classroom walls.

Construction Update #9

Shades of blue, yellow and green paint on classroom walls.
Shades of blue, yellow and green paint on classroom walls.

This was the week! Color started getting put up throughout our new campus. From offices to classrooms to hallway space, everywhere is getting a splash of color. Our campus was beautiful before but now it is even more vibrant and inviting.

 


Northstar classroom with primer on walls.

Construction Update #8

Northstar classroom with primer on walls.
Northstar classroom with primer on walls.

This week fresh primer was put on the walls, getting them prepped and ready for the real paint colors to go up. But honestly, it’s easy to look past the primer on these walls as the first thing our eyes noticed was how light and bright this classroom is with all those windows!

 


Line of color swatches

Construction Update #7

Line of color swatches
Colors showcased represent palette to be used within Nuckols Road campus.

We are officially at the point where the major construction items have been completed and work on the interior design will soon begin. Shared here is a sneak peek of the color palette that will be showcased throughout our new campus. 

Thank you so much to the team at Baskervill for not only the amazing architectural plans but the vibrant and inviting interior design elements our new campus will have!

 


Three construction workers putting up drywall.

Construction Update #6

Three construction workers putting up drywall.
Three construction workers putting up drywall.

Over the past couple of weeks there has been tremendous progress made over at our new campus. We are thrilled to report that drywall has gone up throughout the new campus and there is officially no more exposed framework. Classrooms are really starting to take shape!

 


Construction Worker on Scaffolding

Construction Update #5

Construction Worker on Scaffolding
Construction Worker on Scaffolding

It may not visibly look like much progress was made within the last week, but we can assure you the team was hard at work. This past week consisted of several inspections being done to ensure our new campus is safe and up to code allowing renovations to remain on schedule. 

Next in line is getting drywall up and adding a splash of color throughout with some paint!

 


Construction worker putting up framing at construction site

Construction Update #4

Construction worker putting up framing at construction site
Construction worker putting up framing at Nuckols Rd campus.

It has been an extremely productive and exciting week over at our Nuckols Rd campus. All of the new framing has now been installed and classrooms are starting to take shape.

Every week our new building is starting to look more and more like a Northstar campus!

 


Picture displays classroom with large section of concrete floor cut out.

Construction Update #3

Picture displays classroom with large section of concrete floor cut out.
Picture displays classroom with large section of concrete floor cut out.

Do you remember the picture with the orange spray paint last week? This is a picture of that same area.

The concrete has been cut and the ground has been dug up so new plumbing can officially go in. We are getting closer and closer to demo and plumbing being complete!

 


Students sitting in Northstar Academy's library.

Spring Open Houses

Construction student on job site.
Construction student on job site.
Students sitting in Northstar Academy's library.
Students sitting in Northstar Academy's library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Both our Northstar Academy AND Northstar Career Academy campuses will be open to visitors during our Spring Open House on Saturday, April 23rd between the hours of 9am-12pm.

RSVP is strongly encouraged. RSVP HERE!

Northstar Academy provides instruction for students who have academic, physical or social challenges ages 5-21.

While Northstar Career Academy builds pathways to employment for young adults with academic, physical or social challenges ages 16-24.

We serve students from localities across Central Virginia including students from 16 different school systems.

This informal open house is open to everyone! Priority enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year is currently happening. Discover if Northstar is the right fit for your child or young adult.

Drop by either or both campuses anytime between the hours of 9am-12pm on Saturday, February 19th and you will have the opportunity to:

  • Tour the campus
  • Learn about our programs and curriculum in lower, middle and upper school
  • Learn about the 5 technical training programs offered at Career Academy - Business Technology, Construction & Maintenance, Hospitality, Materials Handling, Veterinary Assisting
  • Speak with our Director of Admissions
  • Learn about tuition and scholarships
  • Get a glimpse into what the future holds for Northstar

RSVP NOW!


Classroom Demo with Spray Paint

Construction Update #2

Classroom Demo with Spray Paint
Picture displays classroom wall taken down with just framing exposed. Orange spray paint outlines area on floor.

Two weeks in and the demolition phase is in full swing. Walls have come down, framing is going up, and progress is continuing to be made. 

Do you have a guess as to what that orange spray paint is doing on the floor? 

It notifies workers that new plumbing will be installed in that area. In this picture, it shows where the plumbing will go to host a new sink in the classroom.