The new construction of the Charlotte Amalie High School, as identified in the Educational Facility Master Plan, is one of the first three projects being implemented. Charlotte Amalie High School, at 240,000 square feet, will support six buildings and a total student capacity of 1,350 students. The campus has been designed to elevate teaching and learning with focus on creating spaces that support the whole student and provide equitable experiences for all grade levels.
The existing topography and 110 feet of elevation change across the site, required extensive study to provide accessible, inclusive design. Three interconnected academic learning forts are complimented by a Center for Culture and the Arts, the Market, and a Sports Arena. These buildings are connected by the ‘Carnival,’ a tiered passage through the site, rooted in the historic and vibrant carnival celebrations of the Caribbean. The ‘Carnival’ concept inspired the overall design of the campus, from the site into the interiors of each building.
Total Square Feet: 240,000
Number of Students: 1,350
The campus will support inquiry-based learning with a variety of space types and flexible infrastructure. The academic learning forts are supplemented by dedicated space for Career and Technical Education in Cosmetology, Construction, Automotive Repair, Occupational/Physical Therapy, and Nursing. The CAHS campus design is built upon nurturing student achievement, organizational culture, and teacher and leader effectiveness. It aspires to be a place that ignites passion for life-long learning and builds community.