Gwinnett moves forward with plans for new school cluster

Gwinnett County Public Schools moved forward with plans to create a new school cluster at its March meeting. Seckinger High School will open in August 2022 and will anchor a new cluster that will relieve Mill Creek High School.

In the most recent action, Gwinnett BOE authorized the superintendent and staff to approve the sales contracts and take all action necessary to complete the purchase of three tracts of land adjacent to the new Seckinger High School. The three properties, located on Sardis Church Road in Buford, totaled $1.175 million and will allow the district to build a future school adjacent to the high school.

  • Parcel 1: 3.04 acres at 3729 Sardis Church Road, $410,000
  • Parcel 2: 2.04 acres at 3711 Sardis Church Road, $400,000
  • Parcel 3: 1.11 acres at 3709 Sardis Church Road, $365,000

Construction of the new school has begun and program design teams are engaged in developing the programs for the high school and its feeder elementary and middle schools. Once the redistricting schedule is finalized, it will be shared and the district will begin its process for determining school and cluster boundaries.

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The new high school will be a 510,485-square-foot facility situated on 85.66 acres. The building will include 144 instructional units, including traditional learning spaces and classrooms as well as unique learning spaces (three lecture halls, each with seating for 96), 12 collaboration areas, and lab areas for engineering, technology, and art.

Since the school will have a defined attendance zone, it also will have a stadium and athletic fields.

Instructionally, the school will offer programs of study that focus on Advanced Sciences and Technology, International Business, and Art and Design.