McCracken County High School

McCracken County Board of Education · Paducah, Kentucky
LEED Certified Registered, Energy Star



McCracken County High School, Kentucky’s First 21st Century High School.



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Kentucky’s First 21st Century High School

“Our new high school is terrific – the enthusiasm and excitement of the staff and students has been incredible. The building is beautiful & the programs enables us to now offer are second to none! Working with Sherman Carter Barnhart from the initial planning meetings through the building’s completion I saw how their understanding of educational facilities and communication skills transformed our instructional vision into a 21st Century Learning Center.” – Michael Ceglinski, Principal, McCracken County High School

 

The new McCracken County High School creates a new instructional model for the state of Kentucky. Organized as small learning communities, each focused on a career cluster, the facility deepens student and teacher bonds while enhancing student performance. By focusing the student teacher relationship around career experiences, the students gain an understanding of how traditional academic subjects are relevant in the real world.

With guidance from Sherman Carter Barnhart, the district researched innovative instructional models and from this developed a program tailored to their unique programming needs. The process involved a series of brainstorming meetings with the high school and district staff. These first thoughts were studied further and tested by visiting schools across the nation that implemented similar instructional models under consideration.

Designed to house 2,000 students, the new school, provides a sustainable and healthy learning environment featuring traditional academic classrooms, career cluster labs, and science labs. The arts programs is accommodated within the music suite, art rooms and auditorium. The building’s athletic program includes competition level gymnasium and practice gym as well as a state-of-the-art athletic complex for football, track, soccer, baseball and softball.

 

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With our extensive experience in the design of student housing, Sherman Carter Barnhart knows creative design solutions will lead to better learning and a sense of community.

Over the next few days, we are going to highlight key design strategies.
They Aren't "Dorms" Anymore
Today’s college students embrace housing facilities that are lively, engaging, state-of-the-art, and sustainable.

Sherman Carter Barnhart's design solutions evaluate the entire campus and campus fabric to engage the residence hall with the university campus as a whole. Residence halls are not isolated but instead a key component to the campus. Residence halls are walkable, amenity-filled communities that more closely resemble a mixed-use apartment complex than what we once called a dormitory.
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With our extensive experience in the design of student housing, Sherman Carter Barnhart knows creative design solutions will lead to better learning and a sense of community.  Over the next few days, we are going to highlight key design strategies. 
They Arent Dorms Anymore
Today’s college students embrace housing facilities that are lively, engaging, state-of-the-art, and sustainable.  Sherman Carter Barnharts design solutions evaluate the entire campus and campus fabric to engage the residence hall with the university campus as a whole. Residence halls are not isolated but instead a key component to the campus.  Residence halls are walkable, amenity-filled communities that more closely resemble a mixed-use apartment complex than what we once called a dormitory.

 

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When I describe what it was like living in Haggin Hall (the old one) in '78 .... Oliver (son who lived in Lewis Hall as a freshman and still as a sophomore) just looks at me weird .... he just can't imagine .... nice work SCB !

Wish I could be a student now!

With our extensive experience in the design of student housing, Sherman Carter Barnhart knows creative design solutions will lead to better learning and a sense of community.

Over the next few days, we are going to highlight key design strategies.

Fostering Privacy & Community
It's a balancing act. On one side the majority of freshmen coming to campus have never shared a bedroom. They want to choose how and when they socialize. On the other side, university and college officials know a sense of community must exist for students to succeed.

Our design solutions provide a balance. Student rooms feature private sleeping and study areas coupled with community eating and socializing spaces. To continue to foster a sense of community, each residence hall features kitchens, lounges and study spaces.

To learn more about our student housing designs click here: www.scbarchitects.com/category/projects/student-housing/
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4 days ago

With our extensive experience in the design of student housing,  Sherman Carter Barnhart knows creative design solutions will lead to better learning and a sense of community.  Over the next few days, we are going to highlight key design strategies.  Fostering Privacy & Community
Its a balancing act. On one side the majority of freshmen coming to campus have never shared a bedroom. They want to choose how and when they socialize. On the other side, university and college officials know a sense of community must exist for students to succeed.  Our design solutions provide a balance. Student rooms feature private sleeping and study areas coupled with community eating and socializing spaces. To continue to foster a sense of community, each residence hall features kitchens, lounges and study spaces.  To learn more about our student housing designs click here: https://www.scbarchitects.com/category/projects/student-housing/

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