(PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL) — It has been 10 years since Palm Beach County has built a brand new school, and 17 years since the last high school has been built.
The new high school in Palm Beach County is near completion, and is located in western Lake Worth, along Lyons Road next to Woodlands Middle School.
The school still does not have a name or a mascot but has been nicknamed “Tripple O.” The school administration is currently accepting suggestions from the community.
“Tripple o” is set to open in the fall, and the goal for the school is to provide some relief for other schools in the area according to district leaders.
“We definitely need it, the western communities are growing but also part of the central region in Palm Beach County is very overcrowded, so a lot of schools are above capacity,” said Principal, Oscar Otero.
It will include state-of-the-art security, and technology, and offer specialized programming in medical sciences, global entrepreneurship, IT, and E-Sports. Students will also be able to take part in sports and extracurricular activities.
“We’re going to have the same academic programs, same academic rigor that schools that maybe their students will be transferring from other high schools that will be impacted by the opening of the new high school,” said Otero.
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