The challenge on this project was to create a phased design that would allow the district to split its future enrollment into two high schools, or accommodate all high school students on one campus. It was too early to tell whether community politics would dictate one or two high schools. Therefore, this school was designed in four phases, to be constructed as FEATURED IN2002 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCommon Areas needs demanded over the course of the ensuing decade.
- Phase One, which was completed in the summer of 1988, included academic space and core space for 2,400 students. The only spaces built to full capacity of 3,200 students at this time were the library and the 600-seat auditorium.
- Phase Two was completed in 1992 and included a two-story classroom addition; only the top floor was finished out.
- Phase Three, completed in 1997, consisted of finishing the bottom floor from the Phase Two classroom expansion.
- Phase Four, completed in the fall of 2000, added a 48-classroom ninth-grade center, a multipurpose athletic complex with indoor practice football field, and a 12-court tennis center with a support-services facility.