Published on November 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Join us on this historic day as we break ground for the new Regional Science and Technology Center (RSTC) at Dobyns-Bennett High School on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
The overall goals for the Regional Science and Technology Center include:
- Adding an enhanced science and technology program at D-B, with new/enhanced facilities and programming, while increasing D-B's student capacity.
- Defining the D-B main entrance.
- Improving circulation and accessibility at D-B for students and staff.
- Capitalizing on an opportunity for a new identity for the D-B facility, while maintaining the current design and legacy elements.
- Visioning work on the RSTC began in May 2016 with a session involving D-B staff members and focusing on design and programming. Key work since that time has included:
- Conceptual Design and Programming - July 2016
- Schematic Design - August/September 2016
- Design Development - November 2016
- As designed by the renowned international architecture firm Perkins+Will, the new three-story facility will include:
- Eighteen (18) science/tech labs
- Two teacher work spaces
- Six student work spaces
- One TEAL (Technology Enhanced Active Learning) lab
- One large research lab
- Four small research labs
- A student cafe
- Administrative offices
- The new facility would raise the D-B capacity to support 2,500 students at 85% utilization.
- Construction of the new RSTC will begin during the Fall of 2017, with a potential move-in date in the Winter of 2019.
RSTC design concepts can be found on the district website or by clicking here.
Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, a high school program of choice and an alternative learning program; with total enrollment over 7,700 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be, Student Focused … World Class.
KCS has been named the top school district in Tennessee as winner of the 2014 SCORE Prize District Award by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) and has earned the 2014 Achievement Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee Recognition Program by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE).
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