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Olympic Interim School

Student cuts ribbon at Olympic Interim Site.

Olympic Interim School, Opened for Highline High School, September 4, 2019

With passage of the 2016 bond, we renovated the Olympic site, so it could be used by Highline High School students during the construction of HHS, and during future school construction projects. HHS students and staff will use the Olympic Interim School for two years, from fall 2019 through spring 2021. 

Site Location: 615 South 200th Street, Des Moines

Photos of Progress

Look back at the construction progress of our renovations at the Olympic Interim School. Olympic is hosting Highline High School students for two years, from fall 2019 to spring 2021.

HHS Opens at Olympic Interim Site, September 4, 2019

HHS cheer members eating breakfast in the cafeteria at Olympic

 

Staff welcomed HHS students back to school at the Olympic Interim Site.

 

HHS Cross-country coaches welcome students back to HHS at Olympic.

 

Library staff had the HHS library at Olympic ready for students.

 

The co-principals pose in front of incoming 9th grade students in the gym at the Olympic Interim Site.

 

February 2019

Panoramic photo of south side of Olympic site.

2018 Progress

Olympic Interim School, mobilizing on site.
Olympic Interim School work in progress, mobilizing on site.
Olympic Interim School field in back
Olympic Interim School Cafeteria work in progress
Olympic Interim School project progress, showing metal plates installed for seismic safety upgrades.
Inside of new portable science lab classroom at Olympic Interim School.
Inside of new portable science lab classroom at Olympic Interim School.
New portable classrooms at Olympic Interim School.
New portable classrooms at Olympic Interim School with Forma Construction sign in foreground.
Demolition of the majority of Building B at the Olympic Interim School, to be replaced with new portable classrooms.

Timeline

UPDATE:  Feb. 7, 2018--This timeline has been updated to reflect that HHS will now move in during the summer of 2019. 


Planning & Design | January 2017 - June 2017

Bid & Award | July - September 2017

Construction | October 2017 - October 2019

Substantial Completion | October 2018

Final Completion | November 2018

Moving in Phase | January - September 2019

School Starts | September 2019

Designs & Plans

 

Renovations include fresh paint inside and out, new flooring, landscaping, renovated gym floors, lighting, new built-in reception and work areas, signage and hundreds of steel plates to attach the walls to the foundations of the three original buildings to meet seismic safety codes. Portable classrooms were added to the site to increase capacity and to replace a large section of the center building.

The renovated Olympic Interim Site features:

  • 47 new portable classroom buildings including:

    • 7 science classroom buildings
    • 5 special education classroom buildings
    • Individual heating and air conditioning units
    • Elevated metal walkways and ADA-accessible ramps
       
  • 4 portable restroom buildings plus multiple restrooms in the original buildings

    • Includes ADA-accessible restrooms in original buildings and in one of the portable restroom buildings

  • 3 renovated original buildings including:

    • Building A
      • Gym
      • Auxillary gym
      • Cafeteria
      • Kitchen
      • Athletics locker rooms and offices
      • Music
      • Performance arts
    • Building B
      • Woodshop
      • Art
      • Ceramics
      • Computer technology
    • Building C
      • Main office
      • Library
      • Special education classrooms
      • Administrative spaces
      • Staff room
Small image of Olympic Interim School Site Plan showing portable classrooms where Building B existed.

Olympic Interim School, Site Plan, March 2018 

Background

Constructed in 1955 as a junior high school and later converted to an elementary school, in recent years the facility housed Mount Rainier High School students and Raisbeck Aviation High School students while their schools were under construction.

Before Highline High School students move in, we are required to make additional seismic improvements to meet current code requirements. 

In addition, portable classrooms will be added to the site to increase capacity and to replace a large section of the center building. The timeline has been updated to host HHS students for two years instead of three. HHS students will attend school at the Olympic Interim School for two years, from fall 2019 until spring 2021.

Olympic Interim School Construction Updates