Beachside High School
Beachside High School in northeast St. Johns County will be located off Beachwalk Boulevard within the Twin Creeks development. This project is included in the School District’s Five-Year District Facilities Work Plan. An architectural contract with SchenkelShultz Architecture was approved at the July 14, 2020 School Board meeting for the reuse of a prototype design.
The planned student station count for Beachside High School is approximately 2,100. This school was designed by utilizing a reuse of a middle/high school from another school district that was adapted to the best practices of the St. Johns County School District. It is comprised of five separate buildings surrounding a secure courtyard. These five buildings comprise the following; Administration/Media Center, Auditorium, Gymnasium, Cafeteria and a Classroom Building. Classrooms exist in all buildings except the Cafeteria, but the majority are housed in the three-story classroom building. This building houses general education classes, ESE classes and science labs, along with a collaborative concourse on each floor. These collaborative areas will provide a space for project-based learning, small group instruction and flexible groupings.
The project is scheduled to bid and begin construction this fall/winter. The facility is projected for completion in Summer 2022 and to open for the 2022-2023 School Year.