January 24, 2018
Community Independent School District, a Collin County district serving grades pre-K through 12, is in the design stage for a new high school to be located just south of the current high school off FM 1138 in Nevada, Texas. The high school will be 193,000 square feet and have an initial capacity of 800 students. WRA Architects of Dallas is designing the school.
Community ISD and WRA Architects have worked to make the design process collaborative and include input from parents, teachers, students, administrators, and district support staff. “The fact that this bond issue was given such thoughtful consideration and support is truly a reflection of a community that cares deeply about educating our children,” said CISD Superintendent Dr. Roosevelt Nivens. “We are counting on the continued input and guidance of our stakeholders as we implement the bond program.”
The District plans for the new high school to be a marquee of the community. Derrick York, an Associate at WRA Architects, commented that this high school will “not just be a building for students and teachers but also a building for the community. Events after hours, performances in the performing arts center, and sporting events in the gym will bring the building to life within the community.”
“The District is committed to providing complete transparency throughout the bond program,” said Board President Mike Shepard. “We are also excited about embracing the accountability that comes with the voters’ approval of this investment in our children and the future of Community ISD.”
Jeffrey C Miller, AIA, LEED AP, is WRA's principal-in-charge of this project. He commented, "Community ISD has a wonderfully innovative approach to education, and working with them on bringing their vision to life on a new high school has been very exciting for our design team."
The new high school is one of many projects to be completed due to the success of the November 2017 Bond Election. The projects will be completed in three different phases over the next 10 years.
Construction for the new high school will start in the end of 2018. The new high school is scheduled to open Fall 2020.