Regents School of Austin high school set to openRegents School of Austin high school set to openhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=69362013-07-01T10:15:00Z2013-07-01T00:00:00Z

AUSTIN - Work on Regents School of Austin's new high school is proceeding ahead of schedule, and staff may be able to use the building as early as Aug. 5, Head of School Rod Gilbert said.

The 70,000-sf building includes four science laboratories, two lab preparatory rooms and a laser optics lab. It will serve a maximum of 320 students in grades 9-12.

The $12.2 million building is part of an $18.2 million campaign that includes a proposed athletics field on the west side of Travis Country Circle. The project is mostly funded through private donations.

"Students need to be inspired by beauty and, simply put, we needed the classrooms," Gilbert said about the school's reasons for expansion. During the past school year, Regents used 16 portable classrooms to accommodate students.

Regents is a K-12 private Christian school that emphasizes a classical framework of grammar, logic and rhetoric, according to its website. The new building features a library with a view of the Austin skyline.

The school broke ground in July 2012. In late June, workers tackled landscaping and finishing touches to the classrooms. Classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 3.

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