Project Status: 3/19/20
COVID-19 Update: Work on the Parmenter School continues. At the moment, there are no changes to the AHS Building Project. Any updates will be posted here.
Preliminary AHS site work has begun. Our February Forum covered what to expect in the first 3-6 months of work.
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Why we are building a new high school
- Enrollment – school now nearly at capacity and still growing
- School on accreditation warning due to poor facility
- Deteriorating building no longer meets educational standards
The new school is designed for 1,755 students. The selected design concept was chosen as the best combination of cost-effectiveness, educational design, and construction timeline.
Site work will begin as early as late February and construction of the first building is estimated to begin in October. The first wing is expected to be open to students in early 2022, and the school fully constructed in 2024 (followed by one year of additional site work).
Arlington is partnering with the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) to receive state funding for a significant portion of the project.
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