Trustees voted to build a new composite intermediate and secondary school in Kingston to consolidate secondary students from Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute (KCVI), Queen Elizabeth Collegiate & Vocational Institute (QECVI) and relocate Grade 7 and 8 intermediate French Immersion/Extended French students from Module Vanier. The school will be constructed on the
Queen Elizabeth Collegiate & Vocational Institute (QECVI) property. The decision follows a Program & Accommodation Reviewof intermediate and secondary schools in the central area of Kingston. The Ministry of Education has provided the Board with $36 million for the project, which is now in the planning phase.
Planning for the new intermediate and secondary school continues to move ahead. In August 2014, Trustees approved ZAS Architects with AECOM Canada Architects as the project architects. Work on a draft design has been underway since the spring of 2015. A draft design concept will be presented to the Board of Trustees in October 2015. Additional consultation with students, parents, school staff, community partners and the public will take place throughout October and November 2015. The design concept is tentatively scheduled to be presented to Trustees for approval in December 2015. Based on current timelines, the new school could be completed and opened for the 2018-2019 school year. This timeline, however, is subject to change should there be unanticipated delays as sometimes occurs in large-scale construction projects of this scope.
The new school will provide students with a modern, accessible and sustainable learning environment that will enhance program and learning opportunities for all students, including specialized spaces for technology, physical education and the arts. The new school will mean students will have access to a wider range of course offerings in all program pathways.