El Segundo, Ca – The first High School in the Wiseburn District is no more a dream…Its a reality after the Da Vinci schools with Wiseburn Unified broke ground Thursday August 20th.
This new facility will be located at 201 N. Douglas St. in El Segundo. After its all built the former site Northrop Grumman office building will be a new futuristic four-story charter high school campus. Superintendent of Wisburn Unified School District Tom Johnstone said, “We are so extremely proud to be in partnership with Da Vinci school. It’s a dream come true for us, and we’re very confident that our best years are still ahead”.
The Da Vinci schools will comprise of three separate schools under one roof. The schools will be Communications, Design, and Science that will exist as separate entities until its time for athletics and extracurricular activities. When they are one it will be under banner of Wiseburn High. So they will compete in CIF southern section as Wiseburn-Da Vinci Wolves.
The layout will be seperated by floors, 1st floor will be adminstration for both, music rooms, community space and kitchen facilites. On the fourth floor will be Design (500 students), on third floor will be Communication (200 students), and second floor will be Science (500 students). So the total enrollment will be 1,200 students in 72 classrooms. This campus will also have multipurpose/theater space, an athletic field, gymnasium and aquatic facility (El Segundo Parks Recreation will run and maintain pool).
Now the last thing is construction timeline to bring all this to light. Right now the whole project is to be complete by Spring 2018. Phase one main building is to be compelete in time for august 2017-18 school year. Then Phase two of pool and gymnasium by the spring of 2018.
All this great stuff under a project budget of $140 million: $87 million from Measure AA school bond, $52.7 million charter school facilities grant.
For more info about this school and Wiseburn-Da Vinci Wolves.