The new campus honors the historic LC Anderson High School.
AUSTIN, Texas – On Thursday, the Austin ISD celebrated the grand opening of the new, modern Eastside Early College.
The improvements were built as part of the Bond program for 2017.
The new campus at the original LC Anderson High School was designed to “honor the outstanding past in the present and provide pathways to the future through a strong vision of academic excellence, multiculturalism and community connectivity.”
By county, LC Anderson’s original high school has an 82-year history in the service of the East American community in East Austin, until it was ordered to close in 1971 by a federal court as part of the separation.
“The new Eastside combines the rich history of LC Anderson with the bright future of the current generation of students,” said Eastside ECHS Director Andrew Bailey. “Almost every wall on this campus represents a part of East Austin’s history. When we respect the past, our eyes are also on the future, and all the amazing things our students will achieve in this modern space. This school of reality. “
The county said Anderson, Austin ISD graduates and project architect, Perkins Will, worked closely with the Carver Museum and the Austin History Center to “capture and illustrate the school’s history using on-campus graphics displayed.”
“Basically, the story of the school is a story of the bride and equality,” the county said in a press release.
The campus features state-of-the-art technology and flexible learning spaces, a large multi-purpose outdoor courtyard and an outdoor “health trip” that provides a physical connection to the Austin Community College to support early college programs.
“This celebration is a monumental event for the Eastside community and for all of us at AISD,” said Superintendent Dr. Stephanie Elizalda. I want to thank Director Bailey for his leadership as the students move into this new campus. “
Eastside ECHS has moved from its former facility on the former Johnston campus to the new school at 900 Thompson Street.
Thursday’s event was attended by community members and the Eastside ECHS leadership. He also presented comments from Principal Bailey, Supervisor Dr. Elizalda, Board of Trustees Geronimo Rodriguez, District 1 Trustee Latisha Anderson and LC Anderson Alumni Representative LM Rivers.
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