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Peoria Unified re-opens its oldest educational asset – Old Main


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  • Erin Dunsey/ Peoria Unified School District

Peoria Unified School District Will Re-open Its Oldest Educational Asset In A Special Dedication Ceremony Held From 7:30 A.m. To  8:30 A.m. On Thursday, July 24 At Peoria High School At 11200 N. 83rd Avenue In Peoria. Photo Courtesy The Glendale Star

Peoria Unified School District will re-open its oldest educational asset  – Peoria High School’s Old Main – in a special dedication ceremony held from 7:30 a.m. to  8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 24 at the school at 11200 N. 83rd Avenue in Peoria.

Old Main, opened to students in 1922, is located on the campus of Peoria High School and was recently declared historic by the Peoria Historical Society. The building, known for its marble floors and vaulted wooden ceilings, was used to educate students for more than 70 years before the building closed for renovations.

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Peoria Unified School District will re-open its oldest educational asset in a special dedication ceremony held from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 24 at Peoria High School at 11200 N. 83rd Avenue in Peoria. Photo courtesy The Glendale Star

The building will re-open in time for the 2014-15 school year as the district celebrates its 125th year of educating students.

This fall, students enrolled in the Peoria Transition Center will be the first to take classes in Old Main. In the spring, Old Main will house a new Medical, Engineering, and Technology (MET) Professional Academy.

Anyone who wishes to attend this event should RSVP by calling 623-486-6100 or by emailing edunsey@peoriaud.k12.az.us.

The Peoria Unified School District serves more than 36,000 students in 32 elementary schools, seven high schools and one non-traditional high school and was the first district in the state to receive the prestigious AdvancED Accreditation. With ongoing open enrollment and unique educational opportunities, the district boasts a 94 percent high school graduation rate.

Peoria Unified prides itself on excelling schools, award-winning teachers, high AIMS test scores, specialized signature programs and championship sports programs.