By Lucas High — February 21, 2019

WINDSOR — Colorado Early Colleges, a group of tuition-free, open enrollment public charter schools with locations in Fort Collins, Parker, Aurora and elsewhere in Colorado, recently bought an office building in Windsor for $5.55 million, according to Larimer County public records.

The roughly 35,000-square-foot building at 4701 Royal Vista Drive will be home to CEC Windsor Middle School and CEC Windsor High School.

“Having a campus on the east side of (Interstate 25) will ease the burden of commuting for many of our students currently attending CEC Fort Collins, and will hopefully attract more students living south and east of Fort Collins,” Sandi Brown, CEC executive administrator, said in a prepared statement.

The new middle school is enrolling students for this fall, according to CEC’s website. The high school is expected to open for the 2020-2021 school year.

The Colorado Charter School Institute board of directors has approved the schools for a five-year contract term.

The seller of the property is listed as Meyers 4701 LLC, a company registered to a residential address in Eaton.