Replacement of Ball High School

The GISD Facility Planning Committee recommended the replacement of Ball High School. Their recommendation focused on expanding the many programs already offered at Ball HS:

Specialized Small Learning Communities:

  • Biomedical Engineering and Medical Professions
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Media Arts and Digital Technology
  • STEM
  • College Credits
  • Industry Certifications
  • Collaboration
  • 1:1 Technology Initiative
  • Student-centered learning
  • Library is “hub” of school and is used innovatively

The bond proposal’s replacement of Ball High School will address the many needs identified by the Ball HS Visioning Committee:

  • Purposeful areas for student collaboration
  • Flexible library spaces to support a variety of learning needs
  • Outdoor spaces appropriate for teaching and learning
  • Large space for student group presentations
  • Appropriate spaces for ROTC
  • Strong infrastructure for technology futures
  • Special Education drive and conference room
  • Dance classroom
  • Band hall
  • CTE areas that emulate industry
  • Flexible spaces throughout to support independent learning
  • More lab spaces
  • Space for counseling/SEL

The bond provides upgraded and additional educational opportunities for students:

  • Connects Ball HS educational programs with local careers
  • Expands partnerships with Galveston College, UTMB, and Texas A&M Galveston
  • Provides space for students to earn College certifications and training to fill jobs in need on the island
  • Provides space in current Ball HS for students wanting to participate in CTE programs