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Wren and Palmetto Middle Schools are both receiving new 160,000 square foot facilities designed to better accommodate present-day pedagogy and growing student enrollment. Built on existing sites each project will be phased for construction to start in the summer of 2019 with the final phase completed in December 2021.

Learning communities are clusters of classrooms for each grade level with a shared collaborative space. This design allows teachers to combine efforts and students to engage in active and project-based learning. Science labs, guidance counselors, and administrative offices are resources in each learning community that enable better student support. Mobile chairs and tables offer classroom flexibility as curricular needs change throughout the day. Additionally, commons areas with tiered seating are placed between learning communities for collaboration, individual study, or social space.

The Hurricanes (Wren) and Mustangs (Palmetto) will have large multi-purpose rooms that serve athletics as well as the performing arts. State-of-the-art music rooms, media centers, science labs, and Gateway to Technology classrooms are much-needed updates for the students of Anderson One.

With layered systems of security and video surveillance, today’s K12 learning environments place the highest priority on both student success and safety.