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New High School Site
May 2008: County Commissioners approved purchasing land for a new high school
November 2017: County and District received approval for initial $2.3 million
grant for new high school
March 2019: County Commissioners finance workshop where various options for funding a new high school were discussed by First Tryon the County’s advisers
March 2019: County Commissioners approved grant application for high school
September 2019: County and District received facility study results,
Conclusion: the high school must be replaced to make space for growing enrollment
November 2019: County and District received approval for remaining $10 million grant for new high school
October 2019-October 2020: District developed an educational program for high school
July 2020: County Commissioners approved preliminary site investigation
on the proposed high school site
August 2020: County Commissioners approved the $33 million ballot question for a total project budget of $45,287,400 based upon a combination of a 10 cent property tax increase, sales tax revenues and the NC Grant funds.
November 2020: Voters overwhelmingly
|Schematic Design Phase||November 2020 – March 2021|
|Early Site Development Package||February 2021 – May 2021|
|Design Development Phase||March 2021 – April/May 2021|
|Construction Document Phase||May 2021 – August 2021|
|Site Development||May 2021 – July 2021|
|Building||October 2021 – November 2021|
|Groundbreaking Ceremony||May 2021|
|Site Development||July 2021 – January 2022|
|Building||November 2021 – September 2023|
|Owner Move-In||September 2023|
Approved Funding: $45,287,400
- 2020 Bond Referendum
- USDA Loan (Historic Low interest rates!)
- Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund
|Add Alternate Auxiliary Gymnasium||$2,050,000|
|Engineering and Architect Fees (Portion of Technical Fees)||$2,488,724|
|Other Costs and Fees||$587,700|
|TOTAL PROJECT COST||$45,287,400|
|Off-Site Improvements: (reimbursable by DOT)||$840,000|
|Existing Camden County High School||NCDPI Standard Requirements||New High School & Early College|
|Enrollment||600 students||600 students, 600 core||600 student, 800 core|
|Size||81,500 ft²||119,346 ft² (Excluding Early College)||122,060 ft²|
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