Jasper High School nearing completion

By NICOLE SMITH, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 9/18/16

The city’s new high school — which will be called Jasper High School — is inching closer to completion, as workers are down to the finishing touches of the building.

In a private tour Wednesday, project manager Trent Hall of Hoar Program …

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Jasper High School nearing completion

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The city’s new high school — which will be called Jasper High School — is inching closer to completion, as workers are down to the finishing touches of the building.

In a private tour Wednesday, project manager Trent Hall of Hoar Program Management walked employees of the Daily Mountain Eagle and the Walker County Board of Education, along with Jasper City Schools Superintendent Dr. Ann Jackson, through the massive 300,000 square foot structure placed on seven acres just off Viking Drive in Jasper.

While students in grades 9-12 will not move into the high school until January, the floors are being waxed and furniture will start being moved in as early as next month.

The building’s features include classrooms that are each equipped with 75 inch smart televisions and science laboratories furnished with many areas for storage, laboratory fume hoods and slip resistant flooring in some areas.

The classroom that will accommodate students currently at North Highlands School has an area for instruction, a kitchen area to teach life skills and a private bathroom with a shower installed. A rubberized floor in the classroom will provide a safety net for the students, as well.

Outside of classrooms, the school has many areas for extracurricular activities.

The new school will have band, choral and ballet rooms, weight rooms and a location for wrestlers and cheerleaders to practice.

One of the largest spaces in the building is the competition gym, which can seat 2,000 guests.

A practice gym in the school seats 220.

Other spaces in the school include a media center with computer and technology stations, an ROTC classroom, a career center and an auditorium that spares no expense, with elevated seating and high tech audiovisual furnishings.

The school is tied together with LED lighting throughout and a high quality aesthetic produced by input of Walker High School teachers. Their contribution to the overall design will be explored by the Eagle when the school opens it doors.