High School No. 2
Murphy Road @ Farrell Road
Expected Completion Date:
Weekly meetings held on Tuesday- FMG, Orcutt Winslow, Chasse
October 7, 2020- SFB Land Purchase Final Approval
October 19, 2020- Zoom Meeting with City of Maricopa
October 22, 2020- Meeting with Global Water (FMG, J. Harmon)
October 27, 2020- Chasse draft GMP est. for building
October 28, 2020- FMG documents for land acquisition
October 28, 2020- MUSD Governing Board Design Development Phase Approval
November 11, 2020- Tentative approval for land acquisition
November/December 2020- Accelerated Civil Engineering Process
December 1, 2020- Targeted close of escrow on land purchase
January/February 2020 Project Bidding/Procurement
In November 2018, the School Facilities Board (SFB) approved approximately $26M for construction of a second high school in Maricopa Unified School District. Criteria that determine eligibility for new school facilities constructed with SFB funding are based on an annual evaluation and approval of school district enrollment projections and the additional square footage that would be needed to maintain adequacy standards. Since the SFB acknowledged the need for additional facilities to accommodate the current high school’s growing student body, the district has launched capital planning that will ultimately lead to the opening of the second-high school in July 2022.
The design of the physical space will support and reflect the goals for educational programming. Phase-1 must comply with School Facilities Board requirements, and would consist of classroom space that can be scaled up and supplemented as the school population grows. The SFB defines full capacity at 1,330 students in 125,000 square feet. At full build-out, a comprehensive high school would accommodate 2,200-2,400 students.