Thanks to our community, the Rowland Unified School District is working on plans for a modernized Rowland High School to be built with Measure R 2012 funds. The proposed renovations will mark a major shift in the outward appearance, student life, educational offerings, community interface and the 21st century readiness of the Rowland High School campus.
NEW BUILDINGS: More than 120,000 square feet of new buildings are being built.
JUST FINISHED: New Building R Classroom: The first phase of construction was a new two story, classroom building situated in the northeast corner of the campus. This building replaces the vast majority of the portable classrooms that currently populate the campus. This two-story building features 22 new classrooms with each featuring interactive whiteboard and voice amplification systems, two teacher workrooms, and two sets of student restrooms. It houses most of the English, World Languages and English Language Development departments allowing almost all students to access a new learning environment this new school year. *Buildilng R Fact Sheet Below.
Construction has begun on the next phase of new buildings. Please note that staff, students and community will not longer have access to the pedestrian gate located on Valencia Street near the baseball field. A construction road was built from that entrance to allow for vehicles and materials to enter the campus in support of the first phase of construction. As an alternative access point, the public can use the pedestrian gate near the softball field or the parking lot for drop-off and pick-up.
New Administration/Library Building: This two story addition will take the place of the current office and library buildings both of which are severely outdated for a modern high school. The new office space will be located on the ground floor and allow the entire administrative staff to once again be located under one roof. The new office will have a prominent front door, adding to both the visual presence and security of the campus. The new library features the career center, a computer lab and three dividable classroom spaces to accommodate testing, guest lecturers and general instruction.
New Multipurpose Room/“Hideout”: Located across the breezeway and just to the east of the new office building, the new multi-purpose room/” Hideout” has entries from the outside. The new building and parking lot make it ideal for both daytime and after school events. The new area will provide significantly more space for the District’s nutrition program and offer a variety of service styles for students and faculty. The new faculty dining room adjoins the “Hideout” and includes restrooms and a private outdoor patio.
New Performing Arts Center: A major new addition to the campus that will be utilized by the community is a new performing arts center. This building includes instructional space in theater arts and music. The performing arts facility itself is envisioned as both a performance and a teaching area with state-of-the-art stage rigging/lighting with two control booths and an above-house catwalk lighting grid. The new band and choir rooms replace the existing facilities and still offer access to the drop-off lane and stadium, as well as direct access into the auditorium.
BOARD REPORTS ON ROWLAND HIGH SCHOOL ADDITIONS PROJECT
Click Below to View Presentation from Ledesma & Meyer Construction
- August 24, 2017
- May 31, 2017