Construction

A newly built Central Kitsap High School will honor and build on the tradition of the existing high school.

We are grateful that this work has been made possible with the support of our community. A bond measure approved in 2016 will also fund modernizations at Klahowya, Olympic and improve safety and security at all schools.

The district will construct a three-story building in the center of the campus the high school currently shares with Central Kitsap Middle School. 

The new facility will:

  • Modernize classrooms, labs and other spaces to meet current and future learning needs of students
  • Add permanent classroom space to get students out of portable classrooms
  • Add parking
  • Ease traffic jams into and out of the school
  • Honor the heritage of CK High with classic design elements from the existing school

To save overall building costs, the high school will share a power plant and a kitchen with a newly built middle school. However, each school has it's own commons area on separate floors. They will not have regular contact.

Why It's Needed

The original CK High was built in 1942. Several additions were built and a new facade has been added since then. We evaluated the cost of remodeling the building to bring it up to current standards and found that it would cost nearly $20 million more to renovate than rebuild. 

Rebuilding will address:

Building Conditions
Part of the foundation is sinking. The building needs more sprinklers, smoke and heat detectors and fire alarms. Electrical systems need to be upgraded. Several leaks have been found in the building. 

Modern Learning Needs
To build 21st century skills, students today need modern science and engineering labs. Students need the electrical and data systems that can support their technology needs. 

Space

From portables to a loading dock converted into a classroom, students and supplies fill all available spaces in the current school. 

Traffic 
Silverdale has grown. More people live between Silverdale and Seabeck and travel on Anderson Hill Road past the school. When school starts and ends, it is difficult for cars and buses to get through.

Parking
Students and parents often cannot find parking when needed. A wait list for parking permits is long. The former parking lot was the best available location for portables to address classroom needs. 

Athletic Fields
Water pools on the baseball field after heavy rains. The fields are difficult to access for those with disabilities.

Construction Schedule

Spring 2017 – First phase of site preparation, some demolition begins

Early 2018
 –Construction begins

Fall 2019 – Students attend new CK Middle and CK High

2020 — Athletic field work completes

 

Updates
​Read more about our progress in these articles on the district website:

  • Dec. 2, 2016: First major designs for school buildings revealed

  • July 1, 2016: Architects wrap up an information-gathering phase before sketching layouts for the new schools.

  • May 16, 2016: Students wield pens for future of campus

  • May 12, 2016: Bond dollars start going to work. 

  • Feb 22, 2016: Thank you Central Kitsap! Bond measure is certified. 

Find updates on all Central Kitsap School District construction projects at ckschools.org > Construction Updates.