Scott County Schools has recently conducted a Name Your School campaign to generate ideas for the school name, mascot, and colors of the new high school. Students and community members sent nearly 350 emails to a special email address which included over 150 unique suggestions for the high school name. The Scott County Board of Education will review this list and discuss the name of the school at its meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 6:30pm at Georgetown Middle School.
The addition of a second high school is an exciting event for our community as we continue a tradition of excellence in education for Scott County Schools. Choosing a name during the design process will assist in decision-making as well as help to establish a unique identity for the facility.
“It is so exciting to see such a tremendous response from our community. I am thrilled with the suggestions submitted by students, some as young as six years old,” Superintendent Patricia Putty commented. “Every decision for this facility, and throughout this district, is made with the best interests of students in mind. It makes me very proud that Scott County students took an active part in the naming of their school.”
Architects from Sherman Carter Barnhart developed a timeframe for construction of the new high school which included the selection the school name early in February 2015 followed by the approval of the school mascot and colors the first week in March 2015.
The Scott County Board of Education approved the master plan for the facility in January 2015 after months of meetings seeking input from teachers, staff members, school and district administrators, community members, parents, students, and members of the board. The schematic design of the school is now underway. The master plan establishes the footprint of the 1500 student school. Phase I is scheduled to open in August 2017 for 700 students.