Commons area before renovation.
Beautification and functionality are
The goal of the Commons Project is to transform an otherwise bleak and underused
section of the school campus into an inviting space where students can socialize,
study, and eat. The area has always served as a place for students to gather
but has never offered a comfortable environment in which to do so. All students
involved in the project are expected to acquire and apply the SCANS skills.
In addition, depending on the aspect of the project they are focused on, students
are expected to develop construction skills (such as site preparation, basic
construction techniques, and surveying and measuring), marketing skills (such
as writing fundraising appeals and designing brochures), and computer skills
(such as HTML programming and data entry). Finally, all students are expected
to practice patience and commitment as they take responsibility for a multi-year