Construction is underway on a $17.5-million renovation and construction project at the Bartow High School.
The school is adding a new, two-story building and Construction Academy, as well as renovating and adding more space to the Culinary Arts building. The new buildings and addition will encompass more than 64,000 sq. ft.
As part of the $17.5 million project, six buildings at the school will be completely demolished, and a seventh will be partially demolished. All of these structures set are older than 55 years and no longer meet the needs of students.
Construction is expected to be completed in fall 2019.