Construction has begun on the interior of the school’s cafeteria — and that’s just the beginning. The project includes renovating the science classrooms, building two additional science classrooms, installing a PA system along with additional safety regulations, updating the physical appearance of the school’s exterior and, probably the most exciting aspect, installing air conditioning.
“It’s just our time, said La Jolla High School Principal Dr. Chuck Podhorsky. “The school is the heart of the community and the community should be really proud of the school.”
The kitchen and cafeteria renovations are planned to be completed by the summer of 2019, while the entire modernization plan will take until the fall of 2020 to be completely finished. And that's perfect, according to Dr. Podhorsky, because it’s just in time for the school’s 100th anniversary. La Jolla High School opened its doors at 750 Nautilus St. in 1922.
And beyond fixing any leaks and giving some areas a face lift “just like you would any older house,” Dr. Podhorsky said that he hopes the renovations will turn the school into the state-of-the-art learning environment its students deserve.
“The spaces are just going to look much nicer,” he said. “And I’m a big believer that if you have a high-quality business or educational experience, you’re going to have certain expectations for what that’s going to look like. So you always want to put your best foot forward to show people that you value what you do.”
For more information about the campus modernization project, visit ljhighptsa.org.