Traders Point Christian Schools in Whitestown has announced plans to invest $1.5 million in a new junior high school.
TPCS says it intends to break ground in late February on the 14,000-square-foot facility, which will connect to the current high school.
The first floor will consist of classrooms, while the second floor will be an open-space concept allowing for a variety of purposes.
“Students need open space for things like building robotics for competition or utilizing flight simulators in our new aviation program through our Lift Academy partnership,” says Head of School, Paul Williams.
Williams says the new junior high is one part of an initiative to increase rigor and expand opportunities for student achievement called The Scholar Project. TPCS has implemented a curriculum from Project Lead the Way in grades Pre-K-12 which emphasizes STEM courses.
The school says of the $1.5 million cost, TPCS has already raised $993,000.
“Our goal is to once again construct without acquiring debt,” explains Chief Advancement Officer, Ryan Gallagher.
Junior high students currently attend classes across campus in the Academy building and a six-classroom modular.