High school enrollment in the Park Hill School District is projected to increase to at least 4000 students within the next 5-10 years. In order to ensure there is enough space to accommodate such growth, a team of staff, patrons and students has been working on a proposed solution to address space concerns at our high schools due to the projected increased number of students. Three concepts were presented to the community for feedback in May 2016. Feedback on each concept was then incorporated into the proposed solution you see below.
Phase 1 of the proposal begins at a total high school enrollment of 3,500. This phase includes three actions:
1. Add portable classrooms
2. Redesign high school libraries to relieve burden on classrooms
3. Lease space for Professional Studies and other advanced courses
Phase 2 of the proposal begins at a total high school enrollment of 3,650. This phase includes three actions:
1. Expand enrollment in Professional Studies and other advanced courses
2. Occupy leased instructional space for Professional Studies and other advanced courses
3. Expand blended course offerings (courses that meet face to face 50 percent of the time and virtual 50 percent of the time)
4. Plan and design a High School Innovation Center.
Phase 3 of the proposal begins at a total high school enrollment of 3,675. This phase includes three actions:
1. Complete construction of innovation center on newly purchased land
2. Remove classes from temporary spaces (portables, etc.) when students move into the Innovation Center.
Phase 4 requires a decision to be made.
*If high school enrollment is projected to exceed 4,200 students, the High School Innovation Center will expand into a third high school campus, and all three high schools would include Innovation Centers.
*If high school enrollment is projected to stay below 4,200 students, the district will continue to use the High School Innovation Center.