Life School Breaks Ground on New High School in Waxahachie

(Waxahachie, TX) April 15, 2014 – Life School, a local charter school with over 4,500 students on six campuses, broke ground today on its seventh campus, a new high school in Waxahachie. The 125,000 square foot, state-of-the-art campus will hold approximately 1,000 9th-12th graders. There will be science labs, computer labs, an audiovisual lab, extracurricular activities and athletic practice fields.

At a groundbreaking ceremony held today, Superintendent Brent Wilson, Life School Founder Dr. Wilson, State Representative Jim Pitts and Waxahachie Mayor John Wray spoke about what this new campus means to the district and to the community.

“Life School continues to mature as a district by promoting younger students through our system. The 2014-2015 growth projections show us serving over 5,000 students,” said Superintendent Brent Wilson. “This new campus is a huge step for Life School. It helps us meet the demand that currently exists in our school system so we can continue serving families that are partnering with us to help students reach their full potential.”

In addition, Life School is positioning itself to be the first charter school in Texas to access the Permanent School Fund, which in the past was reserved for ISDs. Life School will sell nearly $100 million tax-exempt and taxable bonds in early May. These bonds will help Life School refund existing debt and accommodate their growth by building this new high school in Waxahachie.

The new school is located at 170 Butcher Road. The Waxahachie campus is the charter school district’s seventh campus, joining campuses in Cedar Hill, West Dallas, Lancaster, Oak Cliff, Waxahachie and Red Oak. The new school will open in August 2015.