On Monday, November 5, 2018, the Vicksburg Warren School District celebrated the beginning of major renovations and additions at Vicksburg High School made possible by the passage of an $83 million facilities bond issue in March of this year. All schools in the District will receive upgrades based on needs and the Vicksburg High School upgrades will cost approximately $37 million.
The project will provide much needed updates to the building to support the school district’s mission of graduating all students college, career and life prepared. The plan, designed by Dale Bailey Architects of Jackson, MS, features a new secure glass forum at the main entrance and aligns with the school district’s transformation of its high schools into college and career academies.
Additions and improvements add 21st century learning spaces and will include new lab space, a mock courtroom, an entrepreneur lab, an aquaponics lab, student leadership lounge, media center and a student run store and credit union. Student and staff safety were also considered in the renovations and secure entries and improved communication systems are planned for the building.
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Dale Bailey Architects released a rendering and plans for the new Acadamy of Innovation building that has been made possible by the Facilities Improvement Bond issue passed in March of 2018. The new building will be located on Mission 66 across from the District's Central Services Office and will house the seventh and eighth grade STEM middle school. It is expected that the project will be complete in the fall of 2020.