HISD released a new video that shows progress on the planning and design of a new two-story building addition at Worthing High School.
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Worthing will receive a building addition under HISD’s 2007 bond program and a new building that will be funded by the district’s 2012 $1.89 billion bond program. The facility will house academics, performance arts, athletics, and other departments.
“We have an opportunity to repurpose Worthing High School to make it more relevant for the students who attend it and reclaim some of the students we lost by putting some 21st century programming in and making the school a 21st century design,” said Worthing Principal John Modest.
Staff, alumni and students have shared ideas for their building project with the school’s architect. Many would like to see the school have flexible and open learning areas with more daylight views, enhanced technology, and modern finishes.
“I think the student input is most valid because the school is for the students,” said Worthing student Heaven Murphy, who calls Worthing the “pride of Sunnyside,” a community the school has called home since 1958.
“This new building needs to be a very flexible space, one that we can adapt to the needs of our students and our program,” Modest said. “We want Worthing to regain the prominence it once held in the community.”