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Texas High School Breaks Ground on New CTE and Science Wing

The Pecos-Barstow-Toyah Independent School District in Pecos, Texas, recently broke ground on a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Science Wing at Pecos High School, according to a news release. The district is partnering with VLK Architects for the project’s design.

Amenities will include special program spaces for technical skills like cosmetology, vet tech, and culinary arts. It will also host the school district’s esports competition team and feature a multimedia lab with large displays for gaming. The district is partnering with Reeves County Hospital to offer a health science lab simulating healthcare facilities. Finally, the wing will feature heavy daylight and collaborative learning spaces.

“This building will be a state-of-the-art facility where our students can develop knowledge and skills to carry them beyond high school,” said Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD Superintendent Brent Jaco. “Our Eagles will truly soar to new heights with the education and skills they will gain in this new CTE and Science facility.”

The new wing will measure in at 70,000 square feet and is scheduled to open in July 2024. Funding comes from a bond passed by local voters in 2021.

“VLK is grateful to be a part of the groundbreaking celebration for the new CTE and Science Wing at Pecos High School,” said VLK Architects Principal Monika Castillo. “The collaboration with the district, its community, and BTC has enabled us to provide an engaging facility for students to explore opportunities and prepare them for future endeavors.”

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