Adolfson & Peterson Construction, one the nation’s top school builders, took responsibility for the implementation of Garden City, Kan.’s new 385,000-sf high school, which accommodates 2,000 + students.
The design for USD 457 segments the school into five distinct Small Communities of Learning (SCL): Public Service, Arts and Communication, Health and Science, Vocational Technology and a Freshman Academy. Each SCL is more akin to a higher education/trade school environment than a high school. For example, Vocational Technology includes a full culinary arts kitchen; a construction trades laboratory; a welding shop; and a multi-bay auto shop while Health and Science features laboratory facilities that could rival those found at dedicated medical research facilities. The school will be a source of pride for generations to come.
The $92.5 million facility was funded by taxpayers, who passed the necessary bond issue.