- Manor Ind School District
MISD Breaks Ground on $35.5 Million Early College High School Campus
A groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of construction for Manor Independent School District’s new Early College High School on Thursday, March 10.
“This was a great day in Manor ISD,” said Dr. Andre D. Spencer, Manor ISD Superintendent. “We are breaking ground on a new building for a group of scholars who we expect to break ground academically in their respective fields of interest. We expect great things to come out of this facility and the scholars who will call this home.”
The future site will include 85,000 square feet of a collegiate atmosphere that will accommodate 800 existing and future scholars. The site's open concept will welcome scholars in fall 2023 and will provide the educational experience seen on college campuses, featuring a commons area, coffee shop, and a buffet-style café.
“This new campus means more academic opportunities for our scholars, teachers, and ACC professors,” said Dr. Alime Sadikova, ECHS Principal. “It gives scholars a collegiate atmosphere that provides them with academic freedom while still holding them accountable for their own learning.”
Manor voters approved a $280 million bond package in November of 2019. The bond proposal focuses on projects to accommodate student growth, facility upgrades/repairs, and improve transportation, security, and technology within the Manor district. These projects will help accommodate growth in the 9,500-student district, which is expected to grow by 2.5% to 5% each year for the next 10 years, according to district student enrollment projections.
The total budgeted amount for ECHS is $35.5 million. HPM is serving as program manager for Manor ISD, providing project management, quality control, and preconstruction services, as well as maintaining schedule and budget compliance during the next three years. The architect, Claycomb & Associates, was contracted by MISD and worked in conjunction with the administration to design the new high school. Satterfield & Pontikes Construction is the construction manager at risk.
“Manor ISD’s is expected to exceed 12,000 scholars within the next few years, which underscores the need for improved and state-of-the-art educational infrastructure,” said Andrew Betts, HPM Senior Program Manager. “HPM is proud to partner with Manor ISD and to see firsthand the positive impact this investment will have on the community.”
For the most up-to-date information on the Manor ISD school construction bond program, visit www.ManorISD.net/BondProgram