Patrick Henry High School Groundbreaking Ceremony

Patrick Henry High School Groundbreaking Ceremony
Wednesday, March 26 @ 3:30 p.m. (rain or shine)
6702 Wandermere Drive, San Diego, CA 92120

The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for Patrick Henry High School whole site modernization project. San Diego architecture firm PJHM Architects has designed the new Patrick Henry High School Arts, Media & Entertainment Center and Production Studios (PHAME) – a comprehensive revitalization project seeking to transform the community through collaborative use.

High performance has played a major role in the design of PHAME, both in the technology it houses and in the centers building design as well. The building designed by school architects PJHM currently exceeds qualification of CHPS, California’s high performance school initiative. LED lighting throughout the entire complex and the use of local and recycled materials clearly makes it the most efficient building on campus and has helped to set the standard for future expansion.

This project has been developed along with a whole site modernization and new athletic facilities. Funded by Prop S, Prop Z and love from local community, the Patrick Henry High School Arts, Media & Entertainment Center and Production Studios will become the gateway not only to the campus, but to the growth of dramatic arts in this community.

Please join students, staff, community members, San Diego Unified School District leaders, the CCTE and
Props. S & Z teams, and project partners like PJHM Architects for this celebratory event!


21st Century Classroom Initiative (i21):

The Proposition S-funded i-21 initiative delivers a suite of new digital tools that are designed to create an engaging and personalized learning environment. The main components include an interactive whiteboard, audio/visual cabinet, a teacher’s presentation station, a wireless voice amplification system, an advanced model document camera, and a DVD player. Classrooms are being equipped across the district. The interactive classroom suites are being installed in approximately 20 percent of the classrooms each year according to a five-year plan that started in summer 2009. For more information, please visit or e-mail

Classroom Air Conditioning:

The installation of classroom air conditioning is managed by the district’s Facilities Planning & Construction (FPC) division through an accelerated delivery method. The work is part of the Board of Education’s 2013 decision to bring relief to students in the district’s 2,000 hottest classrooms, nurse’s offices, and other critical student spaces. The process includes architectural/engineering assessments, planning work with site administrators, design development, contracting, state plan approvals, scheduling, and construction; and, electrical service is upgraded where needed. The goal is to accomplish the work during evenings, weekends, and school breaks.


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PJHM is proud to announce the Patrick Henry High School Arts, Media and Entertainment Academy is the recipient of the 2013 AIA Orange County Members Choice Award.

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