FCPS Begins Brunswick High Feasibility Study

FCPS Begins Brunswick High Feasibility Study

Frederick County Public Schools has begun a feasibility study to determine the best way to modernize and possibly expand Brunswick High School. The study’s purpose is to identify school renovation and educational space needs, options for meeting the needs, and estimated costs for each option.

Brunswick High was originally constructed in 1965 with additions and renovations in 1979, 1983 and 1993. The school has been identified in the FCPS six-year capital improvement program for a complete modernization. Because of growth taking place in the Brunswick area and surrounding communities, FCPS will also consider the possibility of expanding the school. The feasibility study is the first step in the process to modernize and possibly expand the school. The proposed timeline depends on availability of funding from the State and County.  

FCPS will provide opportunities for parents, students, staff and community members to participate in the study. Upon request interpretation is available. FCPS will work with an architectural consultant to consider several options.   

All are invited to the following events in the Brunswick High School auditorium: community visioning meeting Thursday, February 7, 6 p.m. (snow date: Monday, February 11); presentation of initial options Thursday, March 7, 6 p.m. (snow date: Monday, March 11); and a presentation of final options Wednesday, April 24, 6 p.m.

In addition, the project’s progress meetings—typically held every other Thursday afternoon at the FCPS Central Office, 191 S. East Street, Frederick—are open to the public. Some may be held at Brunswick High. Meetings will take place from 2-4 p.m. on January 10 and 24, February 7 and 21, March 7 and 21, April 4 and 18, and May 2. FCPS will post meeting locations and minutes on the project website.

FCPS invites the public to view information about the project at https://www.fcps.org/capital-program/brunswick-high-school-feasibility-study. The public may email questions and comments to BrunswickHS.Study@fcps.org .