The High School Project: Inspiring A Future for Alexandria

High school students
  • We are redefining the high school experience for future generations of Alexandrians to meet the future business needs of the D.C. metro region and address the challenges of growing student enrollment. On Thursday, September 26, 2019, the School Board voted to do this by expanding Alexandria City High School into a Connected High School Network and building on the Minnie Howard Campus.

    Minnie Howard Campus Redevelopment Project

    Design and Permitting Update

    The project design started in March of 2021 and is being finalized by May of 2022 with the site and building permitting to continue through the summer months of 2022.
    The new Minnie Howard Campus was designed with a  capacity of 1,600 students to serve 9th to 12th graders, and is expected to open for the 2024-2025 school year. The Minnie Howard fields completion is planned by summer of 2025.

    Construction Information

    ACPS hosted a groundbreaking event in late March and construction began in April of 2022. Gilbane Building Company, the construction manager, will be leading the Minnie Howard Redevelopment project construction efforts. 

    For Project Update Summary please check out the Project Dashboard.

    During construction, the existing Minnie Howard building will continue to serve the 9th graders. The Minnie Howard fields will not be available during the construction. ACPS and RPCA will continue to collaborate on alternative fields for school and community use until new athletic fields are complete.

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