A new year brings lots of surprises: new classmates, new teachers and, for some, a new school.
One of those surprises will be revealed before the first day of school in Carroll County, Aug. 26.
Students, parents and community members can tour the new Mt. Airy Middle School on Thursday, Aug. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. and again on Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 5 – 7 p.m. when the middle school is hosting a self-guided open house.
The 11,000 square-foot-school at 102 Watersville Road, Mount Airy, has a capacity of 750 students, not including students enrolled in special education programs, according to the Carroll County Times.
The year before construction began, Mt. Airy Middle School was 84 students - or 116.5 percent - over the school's functional capacity and had been deemed "inadequate" by the Carroll County Board of Education.
During the open house, some classrooms will be open and the school will provide maps to help visitors navigate the building.
Need assistance? Contact the Office of Community and Media Relations: call 410-751-3020; send them an email at email@example.com, or write to Carroll County Public Schools, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, Maryland 21157.
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