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School District to break ground on new high school

By Staff | Nov 8, 2019

The School District of Lee County will break ground for the new Gateway High School on Wednesday, Nov. 13. The 275,865-square-foot school and 55-acre campus will be able to accommodate 2009 students in 95 classrooms when it opens in August of 2021.

“I am excited to get construction started,” says Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins. “This school is going to help meet the need of our growing student population in the East Zone. It will be a state-of-the-art facility our students and community will be proud of.”

Suffolk Construction will manage the project. Site work began in September and the school is scheduled for completion in April 2021.

Gateway High School will offer students four advanced academic programs:

* Cambridge Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma

* Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)

* Dual Enrollment

* Advanced Placement

And four career academies:

* Carpentry

* Cyber Security

* Medical Assisting

* Veterinary Assisting

The groundbreaking ceremony will start at 10 am on Wednesday. The construction site is on Griffin Dr. near State Road 82 in the Gateway Community of Fort Myers.

Please note, the ceremony is by invitation only and not open to the general public.