Blog: What factored into the design concept decision?

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The AHS Building Committee considered numerous factors when deliberating which design concept to select for the future High School. This was a very difficult decision and the committee carefully weighed the pros and cons of each option as well as a variety of factors.  Read our latest Ponderings blog post about the criteria the building committee carefully evaluated prior to selecting the …

Help us improve this website!

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The Arlington High School Building Committee wants to provide useful information about the building project, the process and the decisions that are being made. Please let us know how this website can be made more useful and informative by answering this short questionnaire. The questionnaire will be open until Monday August 6th at 4 pm.  Thank you!

Blog: Sustainability at the New AHS

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Based on Arlington’s proven commitment to reduce our energy consumption and our environmental impact, it should come as no surprise that there is keen interest in building a new high school that is sustainable. Read our latest blog that summarizes the building committee’s sustainability goals and rates each of the preliminary design concepts.

Preferred Design Concept Chosen

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The AHS Building Committee has selected the preferred preliminary design for the future high school.  Preliminary design concept 3a (a variation of 3 with the auditorium moved to the front of the facility) was chosen based on a variety of factors including cost, educational fit, layout, sustainability, construction timeline and disruption to students. Read the Superintendent’s announcement about the decision …

diagram of AHS

Project Updates, June 19

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Quite a few updates were given at the AHS Building Committee meeting on June 19th, including: June Feedback Form Data Summary – summary of community feedback Alternatives Cost Comparison Summary – updated cost estimates for each design concept Preliminary Sustainability Evaluation Matrix – comparison of each design to sustainability goals Updated Design Concepts – revised floor plans, sectional views, new variation of Option 2 …

Design Concept Feedback Sought

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The AHS Building Committee will vote on one preferred design concept in late June for submission to the MSBA in early July. Community feedback is important to the committee and is one of many criteria that will be taken into account.   Complete the Online Feedback Form In order to provide the most informed opinions possible, we suggest reviewing the June …

Blog: Proposed Spaces within the Future AHS

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Read the third in a series of Ponderings blog posts summarizing essential materials developed during the Feasibility Study.   The series includes: Creating the Educational Vision Educational Program Summary Proposed Spaces within the Future AHS These materials were developed in response to the following core questions that will guide the design: What is important to AHS? Where is AHS now, and where does it …

Blog: Educational Program Summary

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Read the second in a series of Ponderings blog posts summarizing essential materials developed during the Feasibility Study.   The series includes: Creating the Educational Vision Educational Program Summary Proposed Space Summary for the Future AHS These materials were developed in response to the following core questions that will guide the design: What is important to AHS? Where is AHS now, and where does …

May 2018 Bulletin

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Read the latest in the May ‘AHS Building Project Bulletin‘. In this issue: Design Forum June 4 Ponderings blog post: Creating the Educational Vision Ponderings blog post: Preliminary Designs Chosen AHS Tour Highlight Video Subscribe to receive these occasional Bulletins and stay up-to-date on this complex project.

An Inside Look at AHS

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Wondering what the inside of AHS looks like?  We’ve created four short videos highlighting some key areas within the school.  Assistant Principal Bill McCarthy highlights existing needs and future plans for: Multidisciplinary Makerspace Media Center Science classrooms Auditorium View additional videos and photos of AHS.  We would like to thank ACMi for equipment and editing assistance.