Junction City High School

In a truly innovative design decision, Junction City High School is built around its curriculum. It is organized into four academies: FSA (Freshmen Success), SET (Science Engineering Technology), FAHS (Fine Arts and Human Services) and Athletics. These academies function as schools within a school and each one includes general classrooms, specialty program spaces, and administration.

Daylight filled classrooms and instructional spaces are intermixed with flexible multipurpose breakout and collaboration spaces. These gathering spaces allow for learning throughout the building and not just in the classroom. Organization of the building is along a central, 2-story circulation spine with classrooms and open spaces alternating to provide access to natural light and views. Main public spaces in the building include 900 seat auditorium with balcony and stage with full fly, event commons/multipurpose space, 2,100 seat competition gymnasium, and open learning commons (library) with maker space and open, tiered “learning stair.”