Name: Joan Sparkman Alternative Educational Center
Scope: Comprehensive High School Modernization
Location: Temecula, CA
Owner: Temecula Valley Unified School District
Sq ft.: 32,481

Joan Sparkman Alternative Educational Campus accommodates two high schools within one large campus – Rancho Vista High School and Susan H. Nelson High School. This campus is also integrated with CSU San Marcos at Temecula. The complex nature of the campus required careful planning during modernization to ensure the safety of the students, while continuing to foster the natural progression into the CSUSM Temecula college program.

The modernization is a comprehensive modernization to bring the facility to current TVUSD goals and priorities, which are to ensure that all students attend state-of-the-art schools that are clean, safe, attractive and free of distraction. This creates a sense of pride and ownership. Centralized technology as well as wireless technology are being deployed to support the district’s goal of a one-to-one tablet model for active learning. Significant upgrades as also being made to the science program and classrooms to ensure that the spaces adequately support the rigorous curriculum, established by TVUSD, even at the Alternative Education Campus.

The CTE building, which is in preliminary planning, will be a central facility to accommodate several CTE pathways for RVHS and SHNHS students as well as other high schools through out the campus. The pathways to be housed will be computer manufacturing and the central lab will house the district’s CNS machines. This building is planned for 2018 or later.

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