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Taconic High School Educational Program

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Taconic High School Today
Built in 1969, the aging building suffers from a number of issues. ...    view more
MSBA Process
The Massachusetts School Building Authority has a delineated process for research, funding and construction of public schools. Once a locally......    view more
Design
THE DESIGN   Working with the MSBA, the project is based on serving 920 students. That accounts for the 750 or so currently attending the......    view more
Auditorium
The design features a gymnasium and auditorium that will be smaller than the current ones. The current gym is much bigger than the state's......    view more
Site Plan
The front of the proposed new school is oriented south, opposite the current school, which will allow it to be built while students are still attending......    view more
First Floor
Shops and common areas would be located on the ground floor. A subcommittee was formed to inventory the current equipment and furniture and as much of......    view more
Second Floor
The clustering feature, which the School Building Needs Commission added back into the plan, is designed to create "academies." The......    view more
Third Floor
The third floor space will mirror the second floor in clustering classrooms. ...    view more
Front & Back
The building would be built around security protocols, eliminating the multiple areas of egress and funneling visitors through the main......    view more
Academics
The project is built around an educational plan the School Committee approved early in the project. McCandless said the idea is to......    view more
Future Expansion
The city was very clear a few years ago that we want two high schools. Superintendent Jason McCandless Should......    view more
Taconic High School Today
Built in 1969, the aging building suffers from a number of issues. view more
Top Stories
Ribbon Cut On New $120.8 Million Taconic High...
Taconic senior Alexandria Carmon went to numerous vocational competitions against schools throughout the state. And it made her jealous. The health technologies program at Taconic had great...   [1 Comment]
Volunteers Build Dugouts At Taconic High...
Most of those who worked on the new Taconic High School live in the area. They coach youth sports or they're volunteer firemen in their communities. As the final pieces come together - with the...   [2 Comments]
Construction Wrapping Up at New Taconic High...
For all intents and purposes, the new Taconic High School building is done. A temporary certificate of occupancy has been granted and administrative staff has been working out of the new $120.8...   [2 Comments]
Final Public Tours Of Taconic High School...
Residents will get one final chance to walk the halls of the current Taconic High School before it meets the wrecking ball. Superintendent Jason McCandless said on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday,...
Taconic Construction: Final Month Before...
In one month, a certification of occupancy will be issued and staff will be allowed into the new $120.8 million to start setting up their offices. But before then, more than 100 tradesmen remain...
Taconic Construction Hits Home Stretch, Plans...
Gilbane Construction is scheduled to finish the new Taconic High School on June 29. From there, a moving company will be contracted to bring all of the equipment being kept at the current school...
Taconic High School Construction: Fixtures and...
Tiling, fixtures, flooring, more tiling, painting, and ceilings. That's what's getting the biggest focus at the new Taconic High School building. The mechanical systems are mostly complete and...   [1 Comment]
Pittsfield Eyes Repairs To Taconic Track,...
A small working group has been getting cost estimates for every thing they'd like to do and determined to focus priority on those particular upgrades. Broken down, it is estimated that repairing the...   [3 Comments]
Taconic High Construction: Focus on Interior...
Nearly all of the mechanical and exterior work is complete and the focus at the new Taconic High School is transitioning to painting and finishing. The $120.8 new school has been under...
Taconic Principal Plotting Use, Scheduling of...
On Valentine Road more than 100 tradesmen have been on and off the site of the new Taconic getting the structure ready. And inside the current building across the road, Principal John Vosburgh has...   [1 Comment]
Taconic Construction: Progress Aided by Mild...
A mild autumn has helped move along outside work at the new Taconic High School. As December sets in, concrete is still being poured. That mild weather has allowed workers to put sidewalks all...   [1 Comment]
Taconic Contruction: 58 Percent Complete;...
Construction managers expect to complete $4 million worth of construction per month to keep on schedule with the building of the new Taconic High School.
Taconic Construction: Mechanical Systems,...
There is just one more school year left for the current Taconic High School. Across the driveway, workers have been constructing a new $120.8 million school. On a daily basis, an average of 150...
Taconic Construction: Project On Budget
The Taconic High School construction budget is trending on target, according to Thomas Meyer of the project managers Skanska USA. Construction on the $120.8 million high school is 43 percent...
Taconic Construction: Halfway Point In Sight
Construction on the new Taconic High School is quickly approaching the halfway point. By the end of the month, the $120.8 million project should be right at the 50 percent completion mark.
Taconic Construction: Walls Going Up, Power...
The wrap around the construction site is expected to be fully removed soon. The work has ramped up in recent week with the onset of nicer weather. On Thursday there were close to 150 workers on...   [4 Comments]
Pittsfield Seeking Consistency In Financing...
PITTSFIELD, Mass. - The needed cash flow to pay to build the new Taconic High School hits a peak in the coming months. The Finance Department is closely monitoring the funding of the project,...
Taconic Construction: Exterior Precast To...
There are over 100 people on site at the building of the new Taconic High School and that is expected to ramp up even more over the coming months. Construction on the $120.8 million building has...

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