Auburn City Schools will be hosting a public open house at the new Auburn High School located at 1701 E. Samford Avenue on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.
The community is invited to visit the 350,000 square-foot facility on a self-guided tour during the three-hour timespan. ACS staff will be stationed throughout the campus to highlight different aspects of the campus; visitors are welcome to come and go as they please.
“This is the culmination all the hard work everyone across the board has put in on this project over the past couple years making it a reality for the students of Auburn City Schools,” said Superintendent Dr. Karen DeLano. “I am excited to open the doors of what will be the premier high school campus in the state of Alabama; we look forward to showcasing this facility for the community.”
Marking the highest turnout in a 5-Mill referendum, on April 28, 2015 the citizens of Auburn voted (with 85 percent approval) to allocate funds to build the school with a price tag of $72.6 million.
With TCU Consulting Services out of Montgomery and local contractor Rabren Construction Company leading the way on the project, dirt was first moved in October 2015 and construction began in spring of 2016.
This campus will house grades 10-12 with the capacity for 2,200 students with 1,100 parking spaces.
As to ease the flow of traffic during a normal school day there are three entrances — East University Drive, East Samford Avenue and Glenn Avenue — which would separate bus, visitor and student traffic, respectively.
Visitors of the open house are asked to please use the East Samford and Glenn Avenue entrances.