The Plan

The construction project is slated to be completed in two phases:

Phase I includes demolition of a portion of the existing school building and the adjacent Highland Garden Apartments and the construction of the new academic building. Once Phase I is complete, students will move into the newly constructed academic building when they return from winter break during the 2013-2014 school year.

Phase II will commence with the demolition of the remaining portion of the existing school building and the construction of the fine arts wing, auditorium, natatorium and gymnasium by the start of the 2014-2015 school year.

Click here for an overview of milestones for each project phase.

Renderings of Chamblee Charter High School

Targeted to open early 2014, the current $69 million construction project will dramatically change the face and size of the school.  The site will be expanded by six acres with the acquisition of the apartments to the south of the school.  Stadium Drive will disappear to make room for a greatly expanded L-shaped building. The new L-shaped school will have classrooms in a four-story building facing Chamblee Dunwoody Road.  An elevated bridge will connect the classroom building to a two-story building along Pierce Drive that will contain a new gymnasium, auditorium and natatorium.  On the north side of the buildings, Steve Westby Field will be moved some and be rebuilt.  For the first time, the girls will have their own softball field, and a practice field will be built for football, soccer or other activities.  The aging tennis and basketball courts will be rebuilt as well.   


Students will remain on campus throughout the construction period.  Currently, students are in much of the old building as well as 32 mobile classrooms.  

last update:  October 8, 2012