Danbury Opens a New High School


Photo taken from News Times

A visual of what the new Career Academy will look like.

Giselle Hernandez, staff writer

There is a lot of controversy about whether Danbury should open a new school or not. There are lots of pros and cons and I will be discussing both in this article. The new school will replace an office building. It will be 260,000 square feet and will be able to accommodate 1,400 middle and high school students. The school is expected to open sometime in 2025. According to Superintendent Kevin Walston,  “The building is being delayed and will not open in the 2024-25 school year. The physical school site will not be opening until 2025-26.”

Danbury High School has over 3,000 students and some may say it is overcrowded. I asked a Teacher at ACE how she feels about it and Glenda says she supports the new Career High School in Danbury. She was promoting the change at grocery stores and spoke to the common council about this. She believes it will create a career path for students and will make Danbury high school less crowded.  

However, she believes that it is taking too long to open up. She says it would give students a clear mind when it comes to picking a career path because you would know what their interests are before stepping into the real world. 

Although, if they do open a new school in Danbury, it would be costly to the town. When it comes to this topic everyone has a different opinion, but all that matters is that the children and teens of Danbury have a safe place to learn and grow.