Five and a half years ago, the Highland Park ISD community made a significant financial commitment to the education of HP students through the passage of a historic $361 million bond program to transform every HPISD school, some of which were built nearly 100 years ago, into educational centers designed to support learning for the next century.
The final bond project is the new three-story classroom wing at HPHS that is located where the old natatorium once stood. On the first day of school Aug. 18, students began using the new space.
The cutting-edge space offers new science labs, digital media classrooms and innovative spaces for students to collaborate. Classrooms feature technology connectivity, new furniture and spaces that replicate business and higher education environments.
All that remains to finalize the 2015 Bond Program that was on time and within budget is the external project audits and some minor punchwork.
Watch this video to get an inside glimpse into the bond program's transformation of our schools.