A sneak peak at the new Lake Park-Audubon High SchoolLake Park-Audubon, MN (WDAY TV) - What began as a dream six years ago by Lake Park Audubon School officials is now turning into a reality. Construction of the new high school is on schedule. While the doors won't open until September, WDAY got a sneak peak today.
What began as a dream six years ago by Lake Park Audubon School officials is now turning into a reality. Construction of the new high school is on schedule. While the doors won't open until September, WDAY got a sneak peak today.
It spans 105,000 square feet, costs $17.5 million and can be seen from Highway 10.
Dale Hogie – LPA Superintendent: "We're putting together a great facility for our community, our students and our staff."
Signs of construction are everywhere, and as you enter the new Lake Park Audubon High School you can see this building coming together.
Dale Hogie: "In front of me is our administrative area, which will house are superintendent, our principal our reception area."
Down the hallway, classrooms are being built for everything from a TV production studio to language arts to industrial technology.
Dale Hogie: "This area will be a clean space, you'll have computers around the perimeter of the room, work space in the center so they do computer assisted drafting and drawing."
Also on the first floor, a fine arts slash multi-purpose area that can fit up to 700 people.
Dale Hogie: "Our building at the current high school is scheduled very tight. We have people that can't get the space they want, this provides us space for another location another opportunity for the community to share this space with us.
Nearby you'll find the makings of gym capable of holding 1,000 spectators.
Dale Hogie: "This is our primary athletic space, we'll be using it for Friad during the school day, it'll house our girls’ basketball program."
Then there's the second floor for science, math, social studies and business classes. Each classroom was customized to teacher’s needs. You can see several outlets on the walls. They allow instructors to incorporate audio/visual technology such as white boards into their lectures.
There's also a state of the art media center.
Dale Hogie: "In this area we'll have racks of books to my right, behind me will be an area where we'll have computers and also some work table for our students."
The entire building will be equipped with WIFI and students in grades 10 thru 12 will get their very own laptops.
Dale Hogie: "If they have their laptops they sit down in the commons area, eat breakfast start on school assignments or work on them from home also."
Dale Hogie: "Projectors will be mounted on ceilings from each room they'll be up off the table so we'll have more open floor space."
More space to learn and set goals for the future. Superintendent Hogie says the new high school is also handicap accessible and has geothermal heating and better air quality.