The new Gulfport High School is set to be complete by 2017 and will include state of the art classrooms. The blueprints of the project show how the existing school will be demolished piece by piece while the new buildings are constructed around it.
School officials say the most innovative part of the $41 million plan is the glass classroom walls that will allow students to visually see what classes they want to take and which career path to follow.
Glen East, the Superintendent of the Gulfport School District, says, "The hallways are not straight, they are curved like you're walking down, like through a city, with each of those, you have a glass entrance, so when you get to for example, allied health, where those kids are working on nursing skills and that kind of stuff, you can actually sit outside and watch like you would sit outside a sidewalk cafe if you would and see what’s going on in that classroom. The reason we’re doing that is so all the kids can see their interests and say, ‘Hmm, I might be interested in trying that in a class and signing up for the class.’”
East says the bids for the new high school project will go out sometime before Christmas.