(San Jacinto Unified School District)
Whatever It Takes For The Kids In San Jacinto.
Big changes are coming to the San Jacinto Unified School District soon. The District is planning on moving Monte Vista Middle School to a new site with brand new buildings. Where Monte Vista is now is a really old lot, it was the original San Jacinto High School way back in the day and became Monte Vista in the ’70s. The District wants to do everything in its power to keep the name Monte Vista Middle School when the new campus starts.
Talks have circled around The District of building this new middle school since 2012 and the construction company just broke ground this past June. Construction is estimated to last three years. The District has put so much thought into what a brand new campus needs for the kids in the community. They have included; multiple common areas, an outdoor amphitheater, a huge multipurpose room that is separate from the gym, and a large sports field.
The school is expected to cost around 55 million dollars which include furnishing and equipment (paid for by Measure Y). The Architects behind the design of the school are HMC architects out of Ontario, California. They are one of the go-to companies for design. They are created for building state of the art medical facilities and schools all across California.
Neff Construction is the contractor handling the project. Neff Construction are industry leaders in building schools. They do clean and precise work, but also prides themselves on innovation. They have left their stamp all around Southern California, building beautiful schools that aren’t just functional but beautiful to see.
The fact that the District is only trusting the best of the best to build our newest school is reassuring and inspiring. It’s telling our kids that they are worth it.
The school is going to be big enough to host 1600 students, that’s nearly 700 more than what Monte Vista has right now. With that, many students come opportunities for more jobs, which is something our community really needs; the San Jacinto Leadership Academy (A military-style educational program). The leadership academy will extend it’s a program from just 6-8 grade to 6-12, which also means career opportunities may present themselves.
It’s great to see the San Jacinto Unified School District is taking steps to give students the new campus they deserve. Studies have shown when students are confident in their surroundings and feel comfortable; they learn more. Monte Vista Middle School was once a beautiful campus and the District has done a great job maintaining it and even building a brand new gym for it back in 2012, the old property will be great for the San Jacinto Leadership Academy to grow and the new property is going to help kids in our community learn and grow for years to come.
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