Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy Agreement Signed, Sealed and Delivered
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jun. 18, 2009) -- The Space Foundation and Colorado Springs School District 11 (D-11) signed the formal agreement on June 18 to create the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy in the former Emerson Middle School in Colorado Springs. The new school will open this fall with a space-related curriculum designed to drive proficiency in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Shown here at the contract signing are: seated, left, Kris Odom, D-11 executive director of procurement and contracting, and, right, Chuck Zimkas, Space Foundation chief operating officer; standing, left, Iain Probert, Space Foundation vice president of education, and, right, Larry Bartel, principal of the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy. The duration of the agreement is five years with options for automatic renewals for three successive five-year periods
To see the announcement of the contract approval with details about the new school, click here.