The Olathe School District in Olathe, Kansas, will break ground on a $77 million high school Aug. 7. McCownGordon Construction will build the school.
The ground-breaking ceremony will take place at the northwest corner of the intersection at Santa Fe and Hedge Lane in Olathe, the future site of the new high school.
The school, the fifth high school in the Olathe School District, is being designed to hold 2,000 students. It will open for the 2017-2018 school year.
The three-story school will cover 375,000 square feet, and will focus on the use of technology, open learning spaces and collaboration among students. The school will feature a centrally located learning commons area. The school will also include a media center, performing arts center, gymnasiums and practice fields for athletics.
McCownGordon, construction manager for the project, is collaborating with Hollis+Miller Architects and SHW Group for the project.