September 21, 2023

STEM-focused Kenosha constitution college plans to construct new highschool close to Gateway Technical Faculty

Rendering of proposed KTEC HIgh Faculty constructing in Kenosha. (Picture courtesy of Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP)

Kenosha Faculty of Expertise Enhanced Curriculum or KTEC, a STEM-focused constitution college affiliated with the Kenosha Unified Faculty District is in search of permission to assemble a 44,520-square-foot highschool to be positioned at 3311 thirtieth Ave. close to Gateway Technical Faculty.

The college not too long ago submitted plans for the constructing, which might be constructed on farmland, to the Kenosha Plan Fee.

KTEC has operated Ok-8 campuses in Kenosha since 2007. It obtained its constitution from the College of Wisconsin Board of Regents in March 2022 to launch its highschool. Final college yr, KTEC Excessive Faculty, which is presently positioned at 7400 thirty ninth Ave. in Kenosha, had 41 college students.

About 600 college students in grades 9-12 would attend the varsity as soon as it’s constructed. About 25 workers members would additionally work out of the constructing, the varsity mentioned. The positioning was chosen, the varsity mentioned, to boost its partnership with Gateway.

β€œThis location permits KTEC to leverage its already robust relationship with Gateway Technical to supply twin credit score programs and extra lab area,” wrote Ethan Mansfield in a letter to the Plan Fee.

Mansfield is a pre-development supervisor with Houston-based Efficiency Constitution Faculty Growth, which is working with KTEC to design the varsity.

Solely about 500 college students are anticipated to be on campus at any given time of the day, Mansfield wrote, as many college students are anticipated to be offsite throughout sure instances of the day, taking part in internships with native employers or taking programs and utilizing technical labs at Gateway.

The brand new constructing is slated to incorporate quite a lot of innovation labs, which is able to present alternatives to develop hands-on technical abilities in mechatronics, data expertise, automotive, and development trades.