Construction on phase one of North Augusta High School’s master plan is expected to begin in October or November.
The Aiken County school board gave final approval for the project earlier this month.
The project is budgeted for about $11 million.
Phase one includes a new drive, parking and a two-story, 45,000-square-foot building that will include new science and math classrooms, said Kevin Chipman, director of facilities construction.
Once construction begins, students who park behind the school will be
shifted over to the gravel lot by the stadium.
“There will be minimal disruption for the school,” said Chipman.
Construction of this sort typically lasts about 18 months, he added.
A portion of the current school will eventually be demolished, but that is not expected to happen until a later phase, possibly phase two or three, said Chipman.
“As the new site is developed and completed, it will help us in later phases,” he said.