Atlanta Public Schools celebrated the first day of the school year by welcoming students into a new $30.5 million building.

The district on Monday officially opened the building for the Tuskegee Airmen Global Academy. Superintendent Meria Carstarphen joined students this morning as they arrived at the new southwest Atlanta school, which is built on the same campus as the building it replaces.

The district plans to retain the old building, though it has not determined what its final use will be.

The new building is among five major construction projects APS completed this summer in time for the school year. The projects, which totaled $80.2 million, also included the renovation of four schools.