Currently browsing category

News from Facilities & Operations

New School Construction

  • Two new K-8 Schools currently under construction in Nocatee (Palm Valley Academy) and Aberdeen (Freedom Crossing Academy) are scheduled to open for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • The approval of the half-cent sales surtax initiative has fully funded the construction of Freedom Crossing Academy and partially funded the construction of Palm Valley Academy.
  • Each 190,000 square foot building is comprised of 73 classrooms and provides 1,496 additional student stations to the district.
  • All classrooms are utilizing the latest audio and visual enhancement technology to include 75” interactive touch screen panels.
  • The cooling system for these schools uses the latest technology including a thermal energy ice storage system which allows for lower energy costs.
  • Freedom Crossing Academy is being built to meet requirements to serve as an emergency shelter.

Construction Projects at Existing Schools

  • Plans for dining additions at Patriot Oaks Academy and Switzerland Point Middle School are underway and are scheduled for a 2018-2019 school year opening.
  • The approximately 3,000 square foot addition at Switzerland Point Middle School includes minor renovations to the existing dining room and the addition of a new serving line.
  • Patriot Oaks Academy’s dining addition will utilize the design used for the dining addition at Valley Ridge Academy, with minor modifications that will decrease cost and increase usable floor space.
  • The 60,000 s.f., 510 student station classroom building addition at Allen D. Nease High School was completed in time for a successful 2017-2018 school year opening.
  • Pod renovations and additional site improvements to include athletic and multipurpose field expansion and reconfiguration are currently underway.
  • Allen D. Nease High School security improvements are underway and are fully funded by the half-cent sales surtax initiative.

Allen D. Nease High School Expansion

  • The classroom building addition at Allen D. Nease High School is approximately 60,000 s.f. and adds 510 student stations to a growing school campus.
  • The classroom building addition was completed in time for a successful 2017-2018 School Year opening.
  • The new expanded student parking lot, which provides an additional 97 student parking spaces, opened on August 21, 2017.

Picolata Crossing Elementary School Opens for the 2017-2018 School Year

  • Picolata Crossing Elementary School, a two-story elementary school in the World Golf Village area, had a successful 2017-2018 school year opening.
  • This 110,000 s.f. building is comprised of 43 classrooms and provides 871 additional student stations to the district.
  • All classrooms are utilizing the latest audio and visual enhancement technology to include 70 inch Interactive Touch Screen Panels.
  • The school’s cooling system uses the latest technology including a thermal energy ice storage system which allows for lower energy costs.

Facilities & Construction Highlights

  • Over the last 12 years we have executed the on-time and within budget completion of 12 new schools and 12 school/classroom expansions. Our average change order rate for all construction projects is commendably less than 2%.
  • The two new K-8 Schools currently under construction in the Nocatee (“KK”) and Aberdeen (“LL”) areas are scheduled to open for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • The approval of the half-cent sales surtax initiative has fully funded the construction of K-8 School “LL” and partially funded the construction of K-8 School “KK”.
  • “Topping Out” ceremonies were recently held at each site to celebrate the construction progress thus far.
  • Together both schools will provide 2,992 additional student stations to the District when complete.

Save