School officials announced plans for a multi-million dollar renovation for Stratford STEM Magnet High School last week. The school is set to undergo a complete renovation and upgrade of the entire facility.
The $20.1 million project will feature innovative architecture designed specifically to serve Stratford’s science technology engineering and math focus.
The principal, Michael Steele, said the upgrades will continue the school’s recent path of progression. “In short, the school will be designed for student success. In the last four years we have turned this school around. We’ve created an environment where children fell warmed and loved, and our progress has been upward. Our ACT scores have gone up, our academics have gone up. This year we have been awarded so many things it’s hard to count. It’s been a fantastic year for our students and our staff.”
The renovations are set to include a bigger band room, a new kitchen and a newly expanded library with an outdoor reading deck.
Crews have already started cleaning for construction, which is set to begin later this month. The renovations will be executed in five phases to allow students to continue using the building.
The last phase of renovations is planned to be completed by December 2015.