Huntsville celebrates new beginnings for academic hub on North Parkway
Published on December 6, 2023
Mayor Tommy Battle joined Huntsville City Schools representatives and members of Huntsville City Council to celebrate the groundbreaking on a new state-of-the-art Central Office and Career Technical Facility.
The City transferred 14 acres at the corner of North Memorial Parkway and Max Luther Drive to Huntsville City Schools for the new campus. The projected completion date is fall 2025.
Referencing the new career tech center, Mayor Battle said the facility will empower students with the practical knowledge and hands-on experience needed to excel in their chosen fields.
This campus will be a launchpad for future engineers, technicians, designers, and entrepreneurs, providing them with the tools and resources to thrive in a rapidly changing world. As we turn the soil today, we envision the future that this new school administration building and career tech campus will help shape. A future where our students emerge as leaders, innovators and contributors to the betterment of our community and beyond.” — Mayor Tommy Battle
Huntsville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Clarence Sutton said the school’s investment in the state-of-the-art facility represents an investment in the “limitless potential” of students.
“Our commitment to excellence is not just about constructing buildings,” he said. “It’s about constructing opportunities, opening doors and lighting the way for generations to come right here in Huntsville.”
About the project
At 40,000 square feet, the Central Office will serve as the administrative center for Huntsville City Schools. The facility will feature a board room and dedicated offices for the Superintendent and HCS staff.
The 81,000-square-foot Career Technical Center will feature more than 20 CTE programs now housed at high schools across the district. Focus areas include welding, precision machining, building construction, advanced manufacturing, culinary arts and cosmetology. The district plans to offer automotive, industrial technology and advanced health sciences in the future.
The facility will feature two flex labs and classrooms, an additive printing lab, integrated tornado shelter and a multipurpose area featuring a dining space and kitchen to further enhance the practical experience of students pursuing culinary arts.
A Greenpower track in front of the building will provide students with hands-on learning opportunities to build and race electric cars.
Find more information about the project here.