The City of Worcester is committed to improving public schools' infrastructure to help students with their goal of academic excellence. With two major school construction projects in the works and others recently completed, we are dedicated to advancing Worcester's future.
Effective Monday, May 11, the City is allowing the re-mobilization of all City-sponsored construction projects that meet the Governor's latest essential construction guidelines. Those projects had been suspended since April 3. Among the projects to resume are Polar Park and South High School. Construction projects must comply with all state COVID-19 construction safety guidelines, and are required to submit a COVID-19 Safety Plan and signed COVID-19 Safety Affidavit.
The City and Worcester Public Schools recently held a series of visioning workshops, which were collaborative, engaging and hands-on sessions designed to inform the Doherty Memorial High School facility design process. Ideas and feedback from these meetings will be used to determine which options are highly recommended for further study into either repair, addition renovation or new construction.
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The new school will have four levels, and consist of a main building containing a gymnasium, 750-seat auditorium, cafeteria with a bistro and bakery and a media center. The academic wings will be grouped by subject and grade. There will also be spaces for the school's Culinary Arts, Diesel Technology and Early Education and Care programs. Andy's Attic clothing donation program will be accommodated in the new building as well. Additional site features include, a football field, rain garden, solar parking lot canopy and raised crosswalk.
New Facility ($58M) - Fall 2017
New Facility ($72.8M) - Fall 2011
New Facility ($90M) - Fall 2006