Alberta Government Unveils details on new Construction
The Alberta government announced on Feb. 10, 2014 it would be building six new public schools in Calgary, along with one new francophone and three new Catholic schools. One of those Catholic schools will be a southeast high school, but the community hasn't been announced yet. These new facilities will be in some of Calgary's faster growing communities like Cranston, Auburn Bay, and McKenzie Towne.
The new construction will see seven new schools built in the south, with northwest Calgary getting three new schools. An estimated 7,600 kids will now be able to attend a school that is much closer to home. In addition, the province will announce eight more new schools later this month as part of its promise to build 50 new facilities and modernize 70 others throughout Alberta.
The new schools will feature state-of-the-art ventilation systems to enhance air quality and circulation, giving children and teachers a healthy learning environment. In addition, natural light will be a big factor in the new construction. The new facilities will also include spaces for informal, project-based and collaborative learning. The schools are expected to be complete by 2016.
New Schools and Locations
- Auburn Bay: K-4 public school
- McKenzie Towne: 5-9 public school
- Cranston: K-6 Catholic school
- Evergreen: 5-9 public school
- New Brighton-Copperfield: K-6 Catholic school and 5-9 public school
- Panorama Hills: K-6 public school
- Scenic Acres: K-6 Francophone school
- Tuscany: K-4 public school
- Southeast (TBD): Grades 10-12 Catholic school
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