Students who attend Gainesville High School’s nontraditional program, Wood’s Mill High School, will now be housed in a modular unit.
The modular units has 12 classrooms, which will house at least 100 students.
Last year, Wood’s Mill Academy served 181 students in grades sixth through 12th. Beginning in the fall, the nontraditional academy will become a high school only, serving students in ninth through 12th grades and thus lowering the number of enrolled students.
"Really, what we’ve got to begin to think about is that entire complex is one high school," Superintendent Wanda Creel said of the Ninth Grade Center, Wood’s Mill and Gainesville High. "But the modular housing Wood’s Mill will be beside the new gym, so that they’ve got their own space and really their own identity."
Creel said, though changes are coming, the system is still supporting students with a nontraditional option.
"It is and will continue to be the nontraditional high school that we do have in our district," Creel said.