Shorecrest High School Modernization

Monday, June 20, 2011

Architects' design of the new Shorecrest High School.
Courtesy Shoreline Schools.
By Cindy Tien, ShorelineAreaNews Intern

Back in February 2010, the Shoreline School Board approved the design for the modernization / replacement of Shorecrest and Shorewood High Schools. The creation of these designs includes a “safe and secure environment for students, an environment that honors community values and promotes community access, and spaces that support a comprehensive educational experience.” Construction for both High School sites began in early 2011, with expected building completion in time for the 2013-2014 school year.

Shorecrest’s modernization will occur in three main phases, with a timeline from February 2011 - August 2014. The new campus will be set back farther from 25th Avenue NE and feature a three-story main academics and commons building. The south end will feature the athletics building. The existing theater building will remain at its present location at the north end of the campus and the school will be able to carry on and expand Shorecrest’ art and music programs, even during construction. Throughout the campus there will be a number of green open spaces, including the popular rocks where Shorecrest students sit outdoors.

Site preparation work has already begun, and 18 portable classrooms will be at Shorecrest’s current south parking area. Now that classes are over for the year, classroom furniture and materials will be transported to the new portables.

Construction timeline:
  • Beginning July to September, the site will be prepared for the new Gymnasium, with demolition of the existing portables and H wing, with new installation of new utilities.
  • During October 2011 to August 2012 the first phase will begin (of three parts) of building the new Gymnasium.
  • In January 2012, the second part of phase one will be the site preparation for the new Arts complex, which will be incorporated into the existing Theater. Portions of the main school building will be removed (C8-C10, F4-F7, B10).
  • Following, February 2012 to November 2012, the last part of phase one will be to continue building the new Arts complex.
  • From July 2012 to September 2012, Phase two will occur (in two parts) which will be the preparation of the site for construction of the new Main Academic Building. Buildings G, J, and S will be demolished, while utilities are installed.
  • October 2012 to February 2014, Phase two of part two will be in-progress, constructing the new main Academic Building.
  • March 2014 to August 2014 will consist of the final phase. This involves the removal of the remaining original building, and transition of portables and the completion of site work.
  • Fall 2014 will feature the grand opening of the completed Shorecrest High School project.

To view the phasing plans for both Shorecrest and Shorewood, and see the plans for each building, visit Shoreline Schools High School Modernization page.


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