After many years of anticipation, renovation at Paradise High School is finally underway. The District was excited to pass their $61 million Measure Y Bond in November of 2018 when just two days later, the Camp Fire halted their school improvement plans. Studio W Architects has spent the past 18 months working alongside the District to assist with insurance claims and refresh their master plan based on post-fire conditions and current enrollment trends.
Among the focus of the rebuild is to position Paradise High School as a magnet school for the region. Projects include a new multi-story classroom, science and administration wing; a new Career Technical Education complex; a new performing and visual arts center; gymnasium remodel; modernizing the learning resource center into a new student union with food services facilities; reconstruction of the athletic stadium and practice fields; and overall health, code, safety and infrastructure updates at the campus, including painting, fencing and site security. The campus also has several non-permanent buildings that will be replaced with permanent 21st Century and STEAM facilities.
Projects will be phased to allow the campus to remain operational throughout the reconstruction, as well as to align with bond series sales and funding streams. All work is expected to be complete by 2023.