Allen ISD students will have even more space to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math in the district’s new facility than originally planned.
On Monday, the district’s board of trustees voted to permit the purchase of almost 10 acres of land adjacent to the 16-acre STEAM center site, according to the Allen American.
The two-story STEAM center planned for Ridgeview Drive in Allen will include an outdoor learning pavilion, classrooms equipped for collaborative learning, and a 250-seat Sci-Max theater. The building will incorporate sustainable design features such as water recapture systems and geothermal heating and cooling.
The STEAM Center will be an Allen High School satellite campus and also be open to kindergarten through eighth-graders for field trips.
The district plans to break ground on the new facility in October. It’s scheduled to open in August 2018.
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