New Point Loma High classroom building nears completion
by SCOTT HOPKINS
Published - 04/21/21 - 10:00 AM | 3979 views | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A new multi-million dollar building is nearing completion on the PLHS campus. With three stories and 20 state-of-the-art classrooms, the ground floor houses a new Media Center and Library. This view is from inside the 96-year-old campus where workers can be seen preparing forms to pour concrete for the school's new Quad area. SCOTT HOPKINS/PENINSULA BEACON
A new multi-million dollar building is nearing completion on the PLHS campus. With three stories and 20 state-of-the-art classrooms, the ground floor houses a new Media Center and Library. This view is from inside the 96-year-old campus where workers can be seen preparing forms to pour concrete for the school's new Quad area. SCOTT HOPKINS/PENINSULA BEACON
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Workers are putting the final touches on a new multi-million dollar building on the 96-year-old Point Loma High School campus.

The project began in 2019 with the demolition of an outdated two-story building that housed the school's telephone and computer main distribution frame. Since then, the campus has received a complete re-wiring that provided a new digital telephone system and replacement of the telephone and computer systems in the new building.

When completed, the 38,000 square-foot structure will house 20 state-of-the-art classrooms including the school's fledgling engineering program. The ground floor will feature a technology-rich media center and library.

Workers are currently preparing forms before pouring concrete that will form the school's new central quad. Other features of this project include the installation of bus turnouts on Chatsworth Boulevard, landscape and hardscape improvements, and a new campus security entrance off Clove Street that will also provide some additional on-campus parking.

The project was slated for completion in January of 2022 but may be completed before that date since work has continued uninterrupted while students have been restricted to online learning for the past year.

Also as part of the campus' Whole Site Modernization Project, all remaining classrooms have been upgraded to include the latest technology and the 200 and 300 buildings have been renovated. In addition, another new classroom building was dedicated in 2010. A motion picture facility was dedicated in 2012 along with the conversion of the former woodshop into a studio for student musical instruction, band and orchestra rehearsals, and the 70-year-old gym's seating was replaced.

The athletic field in the school stadium has been reconfigured and additional stadium upgrades will begin soon that will continue into the upcoming school year.

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