Spartanburg High School a 2 Green Globes Certified School by Green Building Initiative
Spartanburg High School was designed to facilitate a broad range of collaboration styles and teaching methods, including the use of both formal and informal learning spaces. In addition to traditional classrooms and laboratories, multiple “collaboration areas” are strategically placed throughout the building to accommodate breakout sessions, impromptu meetings, and open-space dialogues for groups of up to 40 individuals. Each space is serviced by smart display hardware and wireless internet. This holistic approach to education design provides a strong foundation for the student body to enter a workforce that values teamwork.
Included in the new facility design is a 2500-seat multipurpose athletic arena, a 1000-seat full-service performing arts complex, a complete compliment of athletic fields, a trend-setting student center and cafeteria, and multiple outdoor courtyards designed with pedestrians in mind. Each of these spaces has been designed to operate exclusively of the school schedule, so that the public can make use of the building for performances, conventions, and other events. A strong bond with the surrounding neighborhoods and the district is a main factor in the programming of the high school.
The school has a full complement of fine arts spaces to allow students to pursue opportunities in music, song, and acting. As a vocational hub, it offers teaching opportunities for theater and music-related craftsmanship, such as scene construction, instrument repair, and audiovisual technique. The school also offers spaces for vocational programs such as Junior ROTC, entrepreneurial leadership, and information technology. The 420,000 SF facility opened its doors to students in the fall of 2019.
Student and Parent Entrances/Parking Video
Viking history has been made!
In 2016, the Spartanburg community voiced their collective support for creating a world-class facility that provides an optimal environment for maximizing student learning. Since that time, the District 7 family has excitedly awaited the moment that has now arrived: It is time to make the new Spartanburg High School our home.
The below is the program from Spartanburg High School's dedication ceremony.