The Berkeley High School South of Bancroft Project began with the new Jacket Stadium which opened last year and will soon see completion as the softball field on the southeast corner is finished later this year. Meanwhile the new classroom building opened in March, providing a new home for the foreign languages department and the Arts and Humanities Academy (AHA) small school.
The building also includes a 4,000 square foot fitness center, a soft gym (padded) and an additional P.E. gym similar to the Jacket Gym that was opened in 2004. A central atrium space includes outdoor basketball courts and other open space between the new building and the stadium. This varied athletic space, including the Jacket Gym, were built to replace the athletic facilities that were contained in the old gym building.
Teachers and students are really enjoying their new facilities, and will be inviting the community in to see it all at an open house in the fall, after the entire project is completed.