Camden County High School

Camden County High School Exterior Rendering

Welcome to the Camden County High School Project site! You can navigate through the posted information using the sidebar on the left. You can find the Welcome video from Superintendent Ferrell here.

Interior Renderings

Project Contributors

Groundbreaking

For more of this event, see the video here.

New High School Site

Project History

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
said YES!

Project Timeline

Design
Schematic Design PhaseNovember 2020 – March 2021
Early Site Development PackageFebruary 2021 – May 2021
Design Development PhaseMarch 2021 – April/May 2021
Construction Document PhaseMay 2021 – August 2021
Procurement
Site DevelopmentMay 2021 – July 2021
BuildingOctober 2021 – November 2021
Construction
Groundbreaking CeremonyMay 2021
Site DevelopmentJuly 2021 – January 2022
BuildingNovember 2021 – September 2023
Owner Move-InSeptember 2023

Budget

Approved Funding: $45,287,400
  • 2020 Bond Referendum
    • $33,000,000
    • USDA Loan (Historic Low interest rates!)
  • Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund
    • $12,287,400
Construction Cost$40,482,876
Building Cost$31,932,876
Site Development$4,000,000
Athletics Allowance$2,500,000
Add Alternate Auxiliary Gymnasium$2,050,000
Engineering and Architect Fees (Portion of Technical Fees)$2,488,724
Other Costs and Fees$587,700
Contingency$778,100
Other$950,000
Furnishings Allowance$750,000
Technology Allowance$200,000
TOTAL PROJECT COST$45,287,400
Off-Site Improvements: (reimbursable by DOT)$840,000

NCDPI Guidelines

Existing Camden County High SchoolNCDPI Standard RequirementsNew High School & Early College
Enrollment600 students600 students, 600 core600 student, 800 core
Size81,500 ft²119,346 ft² (Excluding Early College)122,060 ft²

Schematic Layouts

Community Feedback

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Local Contractor and Vendor Interest

For bidding, please submit this form.

Are you interested in a construction job? Please submit this form.

Bidding

The Design-Build team is accepting bids on the Early Site Package until September 8, 2021 at 1pm.

Please reach out to Maggie Dittmar (803-227-1273 : mdittmar@mbkahn.com) for documents and any questions.