A planning committee has spent the last year working on a vision for the new high school.
Plans call for building the first phase of a large, 2,000 student, comprehensive high school. It is expected the school will be similar in size and scope of offerings — academic and athletic — as Cienega.
The first phase will accommodate 1,000 students.
The illustration indicates the components in the master plan for the school. It also shows plans for what will be provided in the first phase, as well as what is likely to be built in a second phase. It is expected the second phase will be built five or six years after the first phase — depending on enrollment growth.
The planning committee for the new school chose a site on Valencia, just east of Houghton. The District is currently pursuing acquisition of the site from the State Land Department.
The State has approved full funding for the purchase of the site. The State has also approved an allocation of $22 million toward the cost of building and equipping the school. The planning committee determined that an additional $35 million of local bond funding will be necessary to build and fully equip the first phase.