Frederick High School
After a lengthy construction process that started in early July 2015, the new Frederick High School is ready to welcome students. We are down to punch list items throughout the school and will continue to work on these throughout the next several weeks and months. The stadium turf field is completed and FCPS student athletes have already begun practicing on the new field. Abatement/demolition of the old school is underway and will be ongoing into the winter. Once the old school is demolished, the site restoration that includes the parking lot and artificial turf practice field will begin construction. Total project completion is set for summer 2018.
The Frederick High School replacement project includes providing comprehensive design and construction administration services to construct a new high school on the existing site and then demolishing the existing school building. Students will remain in the current building while the new building is constructed. The replacement school will be approximately 270,618 square feet and will be designed for a state rated capacity of 1826 students. The new building will be an energy efficient building, meeting LEED silver certification (Adobe PDF File, opens in new window) requirements at minimum. Once the new building has been completed, the old building will be demolished and the athletic fields and site amenities will be restored and reconstructed.
Phase I: Feasibility Study (Completed)
The first step in the modernization of Frederick High was to perform a feasibility study. The purpose of the feasibility study was to identify school facility renovation/modernization needs and the cost of meeting those needs. The study was completed in December 2012 and in February 2013, the Board of Education approved Option Number 5 to construct a new facility on the existing site that will be located on the existing parking lot to the west of the existing building. Students will remain in the current building while the new building is constructed. Option 5 received approval from the Designees of the Interagency Committee on School Construction in February 2013. Learn more about Phase I
PHASE II: Design, Permitting and Building (Completed)
The Design Development (DD) plans for the new Frederick High School were approved by the Board of Education on June 11, 2014, and then by the State on August 11, thus allowing progression to the Construction Documents (CD) phase.
LATEST PROJECT NEWSLETTER
Late Winter 2017 Newsletter (Adobe PDF File, opens in new window)
The Construction Documents (CD) for the new Frederick High School were approved by the BOE on Jan. 14, 2015, and were approved by the state March 26, 2015. The drawings were released as bid documents to the public Feb. 9 and the bid process commenced in two phases. First, the site work (excavation, grading, etc.) prices were received March 31. This package was approved by the Board of Education May 13, and awarded to the low builder, Waynesboro Construction. The remainder of the construction packages were bid April 24 and will look to be awarded at the June 10 and June 24 BOE meetings. Learn more about Phase II
Watch the video to take a 3D tour of the new Frederick High School:
Phase III: Construction
Construction started in early July 2015 and the project has been making phenomenal progress since inception with an overall percentage completion around 70% to date. The entire building is closed in, interior finishes have been underway for some time (painting, casework, tile, lockers etc.) and some flooring is scheduled for the end of the month. Final site work, including the stadium renovation, will begin in late February and will be followed by abatement/demolition of the old school in summer/fall 2017. The new school is set to be open for students in fall 2017 with total project completion by summer 2018.
Throughout the entire project, FCPS will work closely with the community to not only provide detailed information and regular updates on the project, but also gather input and ideas.