This project is the full modernization of the school facility, in accordance with the Ed Specs, to include a total ‘gut’ and renovation of the interior building providing new classrooms, media center, cafeteria and kitchen area, with a refurbished gymnasium. The new addition will house the career development center (CDC), administration suite with a visitors’ welcoming center, health suite with a doctor and dentist office, occupational therapy suite with a therapy pool, music and art rooms, and sensory rooms.
The program includes site restorations for accessible playground equipment and exercise devices, ramps and pavement with markings for outside learning games, landscaping and horticultural gardens, and a courtyard garden with an amphitheatre and outdoor classroom. The facility will be equipped with energy efficient mechanical and plumbing systems, with sustainable design windows, technology enhancements, and ADA improvements. This will bring it up to 21st century DCPS standards for a school for 160 students. DCPS expects a modernized facility to have operational and efficient building systems, clean and maintainable interior finishes, bright and “healthy” classrooms and public spaces. It should be flexible, functional and focused on both school and community needs. DCPS believes that every child deserves to learn in an environment that supports the delivery of a high-quality education.