The Emerald Campus will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology to provide students with all the right tools.
It’s always exciting to have a new kid in school. Starting in the 2018-19 school year, Dublin City Schools won’t just welcome new students, it will welcome an entirely new building.
As Dublin grows, so must the school district. Rather than building a new fourth high school, Dublin City Schools administration brainstormed an alternative that would save time, money and, hopefully, foster connectivity between the three existing high schools. The solution? The Dublin Emerald Campus.
In 2017, Dublin City Schools purchased what used to be the Verizon office building, located at 5175 Emerald Pkwy. By procuring an existing building rather than constructing a new one, the schools avoided spending between $75 and $90 million. The bonus for students and teachers, however, is priceless: giving Dublin students a tighter-knit community.
“It’s a very innovative idea to have a separate facility that isn’t a traditional high school. The vision of bringing together all of our Career Exploration Academies into one place hasn’t been done anywhere else,” says Kristy Venne, director of the Emerald Campus. “It brings together unique learning opportunities for students in one facility. For us, it’s unique because it’s a unifying facility for all three high schools.”