After a new high school is built Hug High in Reno will become a career and technical academy

2,500-student high school planned in Washoe County (Nev.) district

April 27, 2017
Campus will be built on golf course owned by the county.

The Washoe County (Nev.) School District plans to build a new high school and convert an existing high school to a career and technical center.

KOLO-TV reports that the district will use sales funds approved in 2016 to acquire part of the Wildcreek Golf Course in Sparks and build a 400,000-square-foot high school with a capacity of 2,500 students.

When the new school opens in 2021, nearby Hug High School in Reno will become a career and technical academy open to students from across the district.

Hug High has a capacity of about 1,450 students. The new school will be larger to ease crowding at other high schools in the district.

The land on which the 18-hole golf course sits is owned by Washoe County. The school system would purchase part of the tract, and the county would continue to operate a nine-hole course on the remaining land.

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