Callahan & Freeman’s design for a ninth grade center is located adjacent to an existing high school and joined by a covered walkway. A large central commons area with a vaulted, exposed ceiling is the heart of the facility. School offices and language labs are located at the front of the building while classrooms orbit off to one side. The opposing side contains science labs and classrooms. The 45,195 SF concrete and brick veneer structure welcomes visitors with a covered front porch on axis with the commons space.