P-5 CampusThe P-5 Campus will house Stevens Creek Elementary School, named for a nearby creek that takes water from the site and eventually flows into Lake Stevens, and the Early Learning Center. The schools are being constructed on 38 acres of land adjacent to Lake Drive and Soper Hill Road. This property was initially purchased to build a middle school, and is large enough to accommodate one in the future.
Phase One site work for the P-5 Campus is complete. On Sept. 20, our Board of Directors held a special meeting and awarded the contract for the construction of the schools to Roger Hickel Contracting, Inc. There were five bidders for the contract. Phase Two construction is underway.After careful thought, consideration and discussion between district and school leaders, we have decided to open the new Stevens Creek Elementary School at the start of the 2018-19 school year rather than opening mid-year when the building is scheduled to be completed.Aerial footage of the P-5 Campus (April 2017)
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Early Learning Center
Stevens Creek Elementary School
Frequently Asked QuestionsWhen will the new schools open?
The Early Learning Center will open at the start of the 2017-18 school year. Stevens Creek Elementary School will open at the start of the 2018-19 school year.
Which students will attend the new school?
The new boundaries will go into effect at the start of the 2018-19 school yearWhy are you building schools under power lines?
The P-5 Campus is located off of Lake Drive—not under the power lines on the east side of Highway 9. The construction projects off of Highways 9 and 92 are not Lake Stevens School District projects.
Who does the Early Learning Center serve?
Our Early Learning Center (ELC) houses our Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program and our Developmental Preschool Program. The ELC currently teaches 180 students in two programs—The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) and our Developmental Preschool Program.
ECEAP is a comprehensive preschool program, funded by the State of Washington, that provides education, family support and parental involvement and child health and nutrition services for students and their families. ECEAP serves three- and four-year-olds from low income families, or with developmental or environmental risk factors that could interfere with school success. Research shows that programs like ECEAP save states and communities money by reducing the need for remedial services in schools, social services and criminal justice. With a larger space, we would be able to accommodate additional qualified families.
Our developmental preschool program supports developmentally disabled students. These students benefit from instruction by certified special education teachers, speech therapists, occupational and physical therapists and audiologists. There are no income requirements to attend the developmental preschool program, and students are served based on a ChildFind evaluation.