Mountain View is a community campus designed to support the integration of Hearthstone Charter School and Butte County’s Special Adult Day Program. The Charter School supports more than 400 students that use this facility for classroom programs, small group activities, independent study and course curriculum.n
The Adult Special Day program consists of two classrooms; one focused on life skills and the other on technology. The life skills program is designed as a commercial kitchen where the students create meals, keep budgets, purchase food, prepare and serve food to the staff of the Charter School.n
The SDC classrooms are situated with an operable wall to allow program flexibility as well as large group gatherings for the Charter School. Each program has separate specialized facilities; however, each come together in the design of the exterior space. The backyard design of this family-centered community facility contains a central quad gathering space for lectures and assemblies, gardens, picnic tables and a 4H program for small animals. The exterior design creates several outdoor learning environments that can be used for both programs. The design is based upon the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) to promote sustainability through the integration of education and the environment.
“I’m pleased and thankful it’s here. There are lots of possibilities here… We’re high-tech, green, within budget and everything is fabulous!” – Corin Meester, Director of Special Education, Butte County Adult Care Learning Center n