WORTH CO., GA (WALB) - Students don't usually look forward to Mondays, but this Monday was a special one for Worth County High School's class of 2019.
They got their first look at plans for their new high school where they will be the first graduating class.
The empty Worth county high school cafeteria quickly filled up with curious sophomores Monday morning, many eager to hear why they were suddenly called out of class.
"I was real surprised," said sophomore Tevin Thrower.
And as the students found their seats, the excitement built.
"I wasn't really sure. I was hoping it was about the new school, because we are all really excited about it," said sophomore Abigail Thongbai.
Students got a first look at the front of their new high school, which is three stories high, with a bigger courtyard and the latest technology inside each classroom.
"How big it was really," said Tevin Thrower. "Looking at the front, it looked like a courthouse, almost. It was that big."
And along with the bigger size, students are looking forward to how the improvements will affect their educational and professional goals.
"My pathway is agriculture," said sophomore Jakory Edwards, "and they said that the new greenhouses will be better and more efficient. So, I'm looking forward to seeing what the CTAE department is going to bring us."
Assistant Principal Melissa Edwards said it was about time for the over 40-year-old high school to be replaced.
She believes it will have a lasting impact on its students.
"You look good, you feel good. And it's kind of the same atmosphere in a school building," said Edwards. "When you feel professional, if it looks professional, than you act accordingly. And that's what we're really going for."
Construction on the new school will begin this spring.
It's expected to be completed in the fall of 2018.