At Christel House Indianapolis, we are excited about the prospect of expanding programs and opportunities for our students as we begin our transition to the Manual High School building at 2405 Madison Ave in August 2021.
As we strive to remain on the forefront of academic innovation, the Manual High School building will undergo renovations focused on enhancing educational environments to positively impact students, faculty, and staff's performance. We have chosen Schmidt Associates as the Architecture and Engineering firm to oversee renovations, set to begin in January 2021. Click here to learn more about Schmidt Associates.
The project includes the renovation of current high school classrooms into elementary classrooms, the conversion of the existing courtyard into a school playground, the expansion of piano rooms, and the addition of a drop-in daycare for our DORS adult high school students. Our plans also include added security within the general office area and strict adherence to the COVID safety compliance measures set forth by the Marion County Public Health Department for Indiana schools.
We want to assure you that although our address is changing, our commitment to students, staff, and community will not. We are dedicated to maintaining the small school feeling that makes us Christel House. We will continue to cultivate environments and partnerships that enrich the lives of those within our school community.
See images in the side panel for a sneak peek at what a typical first-grade classroom will look like after renovations have been made. Please continue to visit our website www.chschools.org and follow us on social media @christelhouseacademy for updated information. If you have any questions or would like to tour Manual, please reach out to Christina Summers-Wooley at email@example.com.
When will construction start? When will it be done?
Construction is slated to begin in January 2021. As of now, the date of completion has yet to be determined.
What will the building look like?
No major structural changes will be made that would disrupt the rich legacy of Manual High School. However, portions of the interior rooms and offices will be renovated to provide more opportunities to make Manual a school that truly serves the community. Classroom updates will also be made to help improve the academic success of our students.
How will the building operate during construction?
Safeguarding students and learning environments during construction is a top priority. Therefore we plan to enact the following measures to prevent as much disruption as possible.
- Separating construction from student learning areas;
- Visually and physically securing construction zones;
- Sealing off work areas from non-construction workers;
- Properly ventilating areas where construction materials are used and stored, and promptly cleaning up any spills;
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