Bonita Springs High School-Architects PlanWhen the new Bonita Springs High School opens in time for the 2018 school year, students and the community will find a cutting edge facility featuring academic courses and programs never before seen in Lee County.

Among the academic choices:

      A collegiate academy, to be offered in conjunction with Florida Gulf Coast University, that will allow students to achieve an associate’s degree at the same time they are earning their high school diploma.

An aerospace academy, to be offered in conjunction with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, that will enable students to finish the FAA required ground school as part of earning a private pilots license as well as drone operator certification.

A certified nursing assistance (CNA) program

A heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) academy

A sustainable agriculture academy.

An academy for students interested in careers in education.

In addition, the new high school will have a U.S. Air Force Junior ROTC program.

From an architectural and design standpoint, the school is planned to have a campus feel with separate buildings for the gymnasium, auditorium and administration. The 76 acre campus will have a solar farm as part of the educational curriculum and the use of reclaimed rainwater and solar water heating will add to the energy efficiency of the cafeteria and gymnasium.

Groundbreaking at the site, which is situated next to the intersection of Imperial Parkway and Shangri-La Rd., is scheduled for March of this year.