A rendering of plans for the new Frederick High School which is scheduled to open in 2917 Frederick County Public Schools

A rendering of plans for the new Frederick High School, which is scheduled to open in 2917.

Work begins on new high school in Frederick, Md.

$114 million facility will replace the existing Frederick High School.

The Frederick County (Md.) district has broken ground on a $114 million building to replace the 76-year-old Frederick High School in Frederick, Md.

The Frederick News-Post reports that the officials had a groundbreaking ceremony this week to mark the start of construction. The replacement school is being built on the site of the existing school and is scheduled to open in 2017.

The district says the new Frederick High will have 270,618 square feet and have capacity for 1,826 students. The building has been designed to meet at least LEED silver standards for environmentally friendly operations.

After construction is completed, the existing high school will be demolished, and athletic fields and other site amenities will be restored and reconstructed.

Video of groundbreaking from WHAG-TV:

View a 3D video tour of the plans for the new Frederick High:

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