Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Artist rendering of the new Rocky Mount High School

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Above is an artist's rendering of the new Rocky Mount High School campus, which is set to open in August of 2012 on Bethlehem Rd.

Nash-Rocky Mount School Board members voted Monday night to award a construction contract to build the new Rocky Mount High School to Branch Associates of Roanoke, Va. at a price tag of $34,769,200.

Here are some of the features slated for the new digs!

The facility will be a two-story, “H” plan facility with a central atrium that serves as the commons for the school.

The design includes 1,500-seat gymnasium, 300-seat auxiliary gym, 250-seat black box multi-purpose theatre, media center, culinary arts program, automotive technology, JROTC, weight room, training room and construction technology.

It will also feature a masonry construction lab, self-contained and exceptional children learning center, technology and production labs, science classrooms, distance learning lab, and multiple teacher and student collaboration/ project rooms.

Energy and environmental design features include a geothermal ground source heating system that achieves an efficiency rating of over 50 percent better than baseline design parameters.

Classroom daylighting and indoor environmental air quality will create an optimal educational learning environment and the site design reflects a considerate application to the natural ecology of the area.

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