Permanent site of Christ the King High School prepped for construction
KANNAPOLIS — The site of the Diocese of Charlotte's newest Catholic high school at 16800 Davidson Hwy. is now ready and if the weather continues to cooperate, the footings for the first building should be poured any day.
The first building to be constructed on the 100-acre campus will be the 8,000-square-foot main building which will house the chapel, administrative offices and a commons area. There will also be a group of five smaller buildings with four classrooms in each building that Dr. Dan Dolan, principal of Christ the King, is calling an "academic village."
"Within the next couple of weeks we will make a decision on classroom design," Dolan said. "We have been meeting with furniture reps as to decide what the inside of the building will look like. We have at least two options on the designs for each classroom space."
Pictured:More than 100 people gathered at St. Mark School in Huntersville Feb. 9 to hear about enrollment information for the new Christ the King High School, the diocese’s third high school. It will open in its permanent location in August. (Photo provided by christ the king high school)
Dolan has been hosting informational meetings with prospective families in anticipation of the completion of the new school, which will house a freshman and sophomore class this fall. More than 100 people attended the Feb. 9 meeting at St. Mark School in Huntersville.
"We're hoping for a large freshman class for fall, and I am confident there will be a growth in enrollment for the sophomore class," Dolan said.
In anticipation of growth in enrollment, Dolan announced that Margie Henry, a Spanish teacher at the school, will assume the role of assistant principal, effective immediately. She will continue to teach in addition to her new responsibilities in the daily operation of the school.
The first phase of construction of Christ the King will accommodate 300 to 400 students. The anticipated date of completion for the construction of the new buildings is Aug. 1.
Christ the King will be the diocese's third high school and the second in the Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools system.
For more information about Christ the King High School, go to www.christthekinghs.com or call Dr. Dan Dolan at 704-799-4400.
— SueAnn Howell, staff writer
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