Goose Creek CISD Celebrates Completion of High School Renovation and Start of Fine Arts Facility Construction
Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District (GCCISD) celebrated two milestones – the completion of its technical high school renovation and the groundbreaking for a new fine arts building. The ribbon-cutting for Stuart Career Tech High School and the Lee High School Fine Arts groundbreaking event were held on Friday, Feb. 25th. Both projects are funded by the $335M 2019 bond program.
Planning, engineering and program management firm, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) is serving as GCCISD’s 2019 bond program manager. “The renovation of Stuart Career Tech High School and the new fine arts facility for Lee High School are both huge milestones for the growth and expansion Goose Creek CISD has experienced over the last decade,” said JP Grom, vice president at LAN.
The Stuart Career Tech High School has undergone several renovations over the course of the District’s 2013 and 2019 bond programs. The fourth phase of the High School expansion has increased the campus square footage by adding a two-level 45,000 SF building, which includes a new office administration area, digital communications academy, information technology academy, media center, classrooms and computer labs. This expansion increases student capacity from 650 to 900 students. The renovation allowed the administration office to be relocated to a central location on the property, providing a more secure campus.
The Lee High School Fine Arts building is a new addition to the campus to be completed within the next three years. The new 25,000 SF fine arts facility is designed to accommodate band, orchestra, choir and dance programs at Lee High School. The new building will provide an improved space for rehearsal, performance and offices for student groups and faculty.