Destin High to host public grand opening celebration August 5th at 6 pm

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It’s almost here…the community is invited to celebrate the official grand opening of Destin High School (DHS), on Thursday, August 5 at 6 p.m. This is the first new high school in Okaloosa County in more than 50 years. The school, located at the former Grace Lutheran Church site, 4325 Commons Drive West, will officially open to 9th, 10th and 11th graders on August 10.

There will be a welcoming ceremony with Destin Mayor Jarvis and various dignitaries on hand in the school’s auditorium. Incoming students, teachers, the school’s shark mascot, and VIP’s will do a ribbon cutting. Guests can then tour the new facility and attend a celebratory After Party with music and refreshments on the school campus.

Dr. Prebble Ramswell, President of the DHS Governing Board commented, “After a five-year journey dedicated to opening a high school in Destin, our Board is beyond excited to have this community dream become a reality. We are thrilled to see the doors about to open! Of course, none of this would have happened without the support of the community and we thank them.”

“I couldn’t agree more,” added Principal Christine Cruickshank. “These past few months readying for the big day have been so exciting for not only the students ready to go to DHS, but also for our accomplished staff of teachers and coaches.”

In addition to offering advanced and state-mandated core curriculum, DHS will utilize a place-based approach to learning that will take advantage of the local geography, industry, and community. This will allow the school to offer additional curriculum opportunities through authentic, meaningful, and engaging personalized learning for their students.

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