The new Wake County career technical education high school looks to be on track to open in fall 2014.
This afternoon, the Wake County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved paying up to $12.2 million to Clancy & Theys Construction to renovate the former Coca-Cola plant on South Wilmington Street in Raleigh.
The school would accept 700 students from the Wake County school system in grades 10, 11 and 12. At night, 1,000 adults would use the facility.
Students would primarily take high school courses in 10th grade. In the following years, they'd take course in one of 10 career fields. nine of which are in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math.)
The school is a partnership of Wake Tech, the Wake County school system and the Wake County commissioners. The county will own the building and is in charge of overseeing construction.