Ferguson-Florissant Alternative School

St. Louis, Missouri

The Alternative School will be the first new structure that the Ferguson-Florissant School District has constructed for students that need special academic attention outside their neighborhood schools.

The single-story building is planned to accommodate the needs of primary and secondary students in one building and is arranged in three individual nodes. The ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$107.90FEATURED IN2003 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress section contains three classrooms of about 435 square feet with a dedicated student toilet facility, which gives students flexibility within their node and privacy within the school. Like the elementary school, the middle school and high school sections each contain three classrooms of about 525 square feet and share a common student toilet facility. Within the secondary-school node, specialized classrooms are dedicated to drug education and pre-employment programs. The intent of the small classrooms is to promote student engagement and interactive learning.

Integral to the building are two 525-square-foot classrooms for students with special physical needs.

Common building areas include a library/media center, gymnasium and cafeteria. Other building elements associated with alternative education include a psychologist’s and social worker’s office, and a central administration area.