Sunday, February 20, 2011

Prop S Update: Pt. Loma High Dedicates New Classroom Building

Board of Education Member Shelia Jackson (pictured on far left) joined students, staff and community members to celebrate the opening of Point Loma High’s new 15,358-square-foot, two-story classroom building, one of several projects at the school being funded by the Proposition S bond program.

The $3.8-million project involved demolishing seven existing district portables along Chatsworth Boulevard and replacing them with the new permanent structure. The ribbon cutting ceremony was held Feb. 10.

Six of the eight classrooms come equipped with 21st century technology that includes an interactive whiteboard, a teacher presentation station, wireless voice amplification system, teacher tablet (laptop computer) and netbook (mini-laptop computer) for every student, among other items. The remaining two classrooms will house the sports medicine examination and rehabilitation areas that will be utilized by participants in the school’s College, Career & Technical Education (CCTE) Sports Medicine Program. This program prepares students for careers in the health science and technology industry, and includes classes such as health care essentials, physiology and sports medicine. A newly constructed bridge links the second floor where the exam and rehab rooms are conveniently located adjacent to the track and field. Instruction in the new classrooms started on January 18.

For additional information about this project, visit and go to Point Loma High School. For Prop. S information, visit, e-mail, or call (619) 725-7252.