Blog: Enrollment and Design Flexibility

Updates

Arlington Public Schools’ student population is increasing – and the high school is no exception. Changes in education standards coupled with rising enrollment have created a space crunch in our high school today. The new school is not only designed to address this space crunch, but also to flexibly respond to increased enrollment. Read our Ponderings blog ‘The Future: AHS …

Blog: Sustainability Update

Updates

Sustainability is integral to the new high school design and over the past year, the AHS Building Committee has made substantial progress on identifying key sustainability features for inclusion. Our Ponderings Blog: Sustainability at the new AHS – an Update provides more details on the current plans. Arlington will receive approximately $3.5 million in additional reimbursement from the state by …

Community Forum & Tours

Updates

To help residents learn more about the AHS Building Project in advance of the June 11 town-wide debt exclusion vote to pay for a new school, the AHS Building Committee has scheduled the following events: May 21 Community Forum7pm, Town HallAHS Building Committee leaders will present details on the educational vision, design concept and cost. Residents are invited to ask …

Updated FAQ!

Updates

We just updated our FAQ with answers to the most recent questions that have come up regarding cost, what happens if the debt exclusion does not pass, student impact during construction, and more. Read the full FAQ.

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Blog: An Architect’s Reflections on the High School

Updates

In our Ponderings Blog: “An Architect’s Reflections on the High School“, AHS Building Committee member and architect John Cole provides a personal reflection as to why the Building Committee chose a new school over a renovation/addition of the existing school.

Senator Friedman’s Support

Updates

Senator Cindy Friedman made a brief statement in support of the project at the Special Town Meeting on April 29. Her remarks focused on what would happen if the voters do not pass the June 11 debt exclusion, thus turning down state funds. In summary: Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) funding is highly competitive Only 12-15 out of 70 districts …

Fly-through video & forum

Updates

To give residents a closer look at the interior and exterior design concept of the proposed new high school, we’ve created a virtual fly-through video. The next community forum will be held on Tuesday May 21, from 7-9pm at Town Hall. AHS Building Committee leaders will present details on the educational vision, design concept and cost and residents are invited …

April e-Bulletin

Updates

Get the latest news in our April e-bulletin. To subscribe to these monthly updates, sign-up here. This installment includes: New fly-through video Town Meeting support The Consequences of a ‘No’ vote May 21, public forum

Town Meeting Approval

Updates

On April 29, Town Meeting overwhelmingly approved the appropriation of funds for the new high school with a vote of 208 to 10. The next crucial step in the process is the town-wide debt exclusion vote on June 11 to fund the school. The Building Committee presented detailed information on the need, design concept details, cost details, process, educational vision, …