TEMPLETON — Templeton High School, located at 1200 Main St., is expanding its campus with a new engineering building with a completion date tentatively set for Spring of 2018.
THS, like many other schools in San Luis Obispo County, has recently integrated innovative Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics programs to cultivate more hands-on learning environments to better apply instruction in those subjects the school will replace its older science classrooms.
“The new building will have more state of the art and modern equipment, lab space and administrative offices,” THS engineering teacher Jason Diodati said. “I know here in engineering we are acquiring more equipment than I have space for. The new building will allow me to continue to purchase more equipment and continue to build a strong engineering program.”
While construction on campus can of course cause its own inconveniences, this new, more academically challenging environment is already highly anticipated.
“The students that are about to graduate are very jealous and those that are going to use the facility are very excited,” Diodati said. “It is going to make a huge change in our science classrooms, giving us a tremendous amount of space and equipment to work with. I think everyone is very exciting about the new building.”