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Construction of new high school continuing on schedule

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Steel beams have been erected and exterior concrete walls are underway on the Alamance-Burlington school system’s seventh high school that’s being built along N.C. Highway 119 in Swepsonville.

Construction of the new high school remains on schedule and within the $67 million budget, based on the latest update earlier this year to a capital oversight committee that the county, school system, and community college established several years ago to monitor progress on bond projects and assess future capital needs.

The new high school is scheduled to open for the 2023-24 school year.

The as-yet-unnamed new high school is being built at 3368 South N.C. 119, near the Honda Power Equipment manufacturing plant in Swepsonville.

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Moseley Architects of Raleigh designed the new high school. The Samet Corporation of Greensboro is serving as the construction-manager-at-risk, to ensure that the new high school is built on time and on budget.

Once complete, the county’s seventh high school will have 221,000-square feet with classroom capacity for 1,250 students, while core areas such as the gym and cafeteria will have capacity for 1,500 students, based on schematic design plans that have been previously presented to school board members.

Construction of the new high school, as well as renovations for several existing schools, is being funded by the $150 million bond package that voters approved for ABSS is November 2018.

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