It's full steam ahead as construction continues on the new Beach High School slated to open this fall. At this point the school on Hopkins Street is more than 50 percent complete and there's a buzz of excitement in the community.
Sophomore Tyrone Holmes is the first Beach High School student to take a tour of his new stomping grounds and his smile never left his face.
"Looks more like a college campus a little bit," said Holmes.
Not only does the new school come equipped with state of the art science labs, and energy efficient lighting, but also safety measures.
"These doors right here are security for you to get in the front door but you can't get into the second door without getting buzzed in," said Principal Derrick Muhammad.
In the media center Holmes was drawn to a big window which he believes will help give students inspiration.
"It will make them probably feel better to do their work and strive to do better and achieve really," said Holmes.
The room Holmes really wanted to see was the gym. The gym can seat 2,000 people.
"I feel like it's probably going to be the best two years of my high school life," said Holmes.
The 16-year-old said he's glad he'll be able to finish up his high school career in style.
"You don't really see a lot of the centers like this in our community and it's like a big step up for our community, it's a very, very big step up for the community. It's a nice look for the community, it offers a lot of people hope for better for this section of Savannah," said Holmes.
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