High school, academy relocating during Thanksgiving break

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The Thanksgiving break for Englewood High School and Englewood Leadership Academy will stretch over a full week so classrooms can be moved to the newly constructed wing.

No classes are scheduled for high school and leadership academy students from Nov. 25 through 29. The first two days of the lengthened Thanksgiving break, Nov. 25 and 26, are designated as moving days, the time when the high school and leadership academy classrooms, books and equipment will be shifted to the newly completed facilities.

The newly built area marks the completion of Phase 1 of construction of a seventh- through 12th-grade campus on the high school site. For the next year, the high school and leadership academy classes will be in the new wing so the high school building can be demolished in order to construct the remainder of the project.

The move comes with the completion of Phase 1 of Colorado’s largest public school projects under construction.

Phase 1 includes what will eventually become the middle school wing. The completed areas also include the north field house; science, technology, engineering and math labs; and a student commons. The complete renovation of the school’s auditorium was completed in October.

Once the classrooms are moved to the new wing, demolition of the remaining school building and complete renovation of the field house will begin. The $44 million project funded by voter-approved bonds and a state grant is scheduled to be completed by January 2015.

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