Berkeley County unveils design for new high school on Daniel Island

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Berkeley County School District debuted the design for a $63.5 million high school planned on near Clements Ferry Road during April 22s regular board meeting.

McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture worked on the design for the 110-acre tract, which was donated by Cainhoy Land & Timber.

The district expects construction to begin August 2015 and the school completed and occupied with 600 to 700 students by August 2017.

As currently designed, Cainhoy/Daniel Island High School could accommodate 1,200 students with options for expansion to 1,600 students. Currently, public high school students on Daniel Island attend Hanahan High, about eight miles away.

According to planners, the new high school will feature a 1,000-seat theater, a full-size gymnasium with an auxillary gym, a STEM facility, a health science academy, outdoor learning centers, and a business and hospitality academy.

The board did not take any action on the conceptual design presentation.

The presentation also was repeated at a community meeting Thursday at Cainhoy Elementary and Middle School.

In other Berkeley County School District school board news:

Newly elected school board member Jim Hayes was sworn into the previously vacant District 9 seat.

The school board voted 8-0, with board member Frank Wright absent, to approve spending $111,500 with Stenstrom & Associates for security updates to eight schools, including Sedgefield Intermediate and Berkeley Elementary.

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