High School Design Process - 2015
High School Design Committee
The High School Design Committee is a representative group (10 from Apollo and 10 from Tech) with responsibility to the whole project, not just one specific area. The role of the High School Design Committee is to provide direction that will ensure the success of both projects. They will review information coming out of the programming sub-groups to ensure equity and to identify issues that may need further input from the Steering Committee. They will weigh in on design direction as it relates to teaching and learning, the social health of students, and the needs of all adults. They will identify opportunities for innovation and collaboration both within the schools and in the greater community. Members of this committee are asked to think “big picture” and should be able to address issues outside of their personal realm. They are asked to be advocates and communicators for the project and to other staff members and the community. Participants include principals, faculty, staff, students, parents and community members.
High School Design Committee Meeting Dates
Throughout the summer, the High School Design Committee, as well as specific programming sub-groups, met to carry out the vision throughout the design process. Representatives from both Tech and Apollo are participating in the High School Design Committee including principals, staff/faculty, students, parents, and community members. The committee also includes Architectural Steering Committee members, Teaching and Learning, Technology and Communications staff.
Scheduled High School Design Committee Meetings at the DAO:
- June 16: 1 - 3 p.m.
- June 30: 1 - 3 p.m.
- July 28: 1 - 3 p.m.
- Aug. 12: 1 - 3 p.m.
- Sept. 23: 9 a.m. - Noon: Environmental Sustainability Summit:
Members of the High School Design Committee, volunteers with a special interest in sustainability issues, the Steering Committee, architects, construction and design team members and Paul Hutton, sustainability expert, met to establish targets and goals for the new high school and Apollo High School. The discussion centered around alignment of the three basic principles of sustainable school design: Resource Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Environmental Education. Working in teams, the group decided direction and priorities for the High School Design Committee to consider, including waste management, energy efficiency, water usage, daylighting and air quality.
- Oct. 6: 1 - 3 p.m. CANCELLED
- Oct. 20: 4 - 6 p.m.
Programming meetings will be scheduled per specific area.