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New Americus school will be state of the art

The school is being built on this site (Source: WALB) The school is being built on this site (Source: WALB)
Dr. Torrance Choates (Source: WALB) Dr. Torrance Choates (Source: WALB)
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

We're learning more about what the new high school in Sumter County will look like.

 The new school will include 9th graders who currently attend classes on a separate campus from 10th through 12th graders.

Sumter County School superintendent Doctor Torrance Choates says the school will have state of the art technology.

The system plans to build the school across from South Georgia Tech, which Choates says will provide new opportunities for students to prep for college while still in high school.

"The front entrance is going to say 'We are Sumter County.' We're going to be proud of that school. In fact, a high school is the heartbeat of a school system so we want to make sure that when we build the school, that it says 'We are Sumter County,'" said Sumter Co. School Superintendent Dr. Torrance Choates.

 The new school will cost about $42 million.

The State Department of Education will have to approve the purchase of the land after a 120-day waiting period.

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