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Southeast High School on target to open for 2023-2024 school year

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Construction on the seventh Alamance-Burlington high school, Southeast Alamance High School, is continuing on schedule for completion in the spring of 2023, according to ABSS officials.

Pictured is the main entrance into Southeast High School, which is located on 96 acres at 3368 South N.C. Highway 119 near the Honda Power Equipment manufacturing plant in Swepsonville.

Also under construction at the rear of the site is the stadium/athletic complex, which in addition to athletic fields will have buildings for concessions, ticketing, and restrooms, based on schematic designs previously presented to school board members.

Construction of the 221,000-square foot Southeast High School is currently targeted for completion in April 2023.

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[Story continues below photos of the current construction at Southeast Alamance High School.]

Shown at top is the entrance inside Southeast High School; below is the athletic stadium and complex for the county’s newest high school.

Southeast will have classroom capacity for up to 1,250 students but could initially open next year with far less than that number.

School board members voted earlier this month to allow rising seniors to remain at their current high schools for the 2023-24 school year, though several board members seemed eager to also allow rising juniors to remain at their current schools next year, as well.

Construction of the $67 million new high school is being funded as part of the $150 million bond referendum that voters approved for ABSS in November 2018.

Meanwhile, ABSS has created a new website for Southeast High School and has also selected a logo for the Stallions, the school mascot chosen this fall by students who are expected to attend the new high school when it opens for the 2023-24 school year.

Eric Yarbrough, who had previously served as the principal at Eastern High School, was appointed earlier this year to serve as the principal at Southeast High School.


OTHER CURRENT/RECENT ABSS COVERAGE:

Southern High School renovations almost complete: https://alamancenews.com/southern-high-renovations-and-construction-nearing-completion/

Top ABSS administrator overseeing construction project to retire in February: https://alamancenews.com/abss-chief-operations-officer-will-hang-up-his-hard-hat-for-good-in-february/

Arctic cold during Christmas week causes pipes to freeze at three ABSS schools: https://alamancenews.com/arctic-cold-impact-frozen-water-pipes-burst-at-three-schools/

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