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New career academy in the works at DCHS
Construction set to begin in June 2018
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A 3D rendering of the new career academy designed by architectural firm Robertson Loia Roof shows what the completed $7 million facility will look like when it opens in August 2019. - photo by For the Dawson County News
Dawson County High School’s current practice field will soon become the parking lot for the new career academy that is set to break ground early this summer. The 35,000 square foot, two story facility will house new state-of-the-art labs for the high school’s dual enrollment students. “We were looking at the possibility of revamping our current labs in our building and as we looked at the future of our district – five, 10, 15 years down the road – we had to determine if the space we had in the building for our regular academic courses would be enough,” said Superintendent Damon Gibbs. “Realistically the amount of money we would put into renovation we can build the building. Obviously it’s more because it’s a new building but we can renovate the existing space for additional academic classrooms for the future.”