Planning is currently under way on the designs for the new high school on the site along 76th Avenue South. The school district has selected JLG Architects to design the new high school and they have been meeting with the school district and representatives from the City of Horace on the overall layout of the site, including roads, storm water retention, and athletic amenities.
Once the middle school has been bid (anticipated to occur February 2019), the focus of our design work will move to the high school. Planning will commence in March 2019 with a bid planned as early as November 2019. This process will include meetings and discussions with staff, department heads, and architects. However, the high school will also require strategic conversations with parents and students regarding the planned transition for the new high school. Beginning in mid-December, a transition task force will be assembled to discuss the plan for populating the new high school, as well as the process for selecting the name, mascot, and colors for the new school. Community members, parents, students, School Board members, and district staff will all be engaged in the work of this task force. The intention is to have this group finish their work in March 2019 and provide recommendations to the School Board for approval by April 2019 so families can begin to plan for the transition.