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美国最牛的高中之一

(2011-05-04 22:38:23)
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这是波士顿郊区牛顿市的两个公立高中之一。是麻省迄今为止造价最高的公立学校,耗资大约两亿美元,仅1800多学生。
The new high school will replace the existing 38-year-old facility, which was plagued by leaks and heating and cooling problems.

An image of the new athletic field behind the school. The old school can be seen on the left.

At left, the indoor track with basketball courts.From the new press box overlooking the football field, the old high school can be seen in the distance.The school includes two theaters-- one is conventional, the other a black box theater.The students first to enter the new building today were enthusiastic about the new building. “I’m excited about a new start,’’ said Jose Morgan, 17. “I’m excited we’ll get to pick out the hangout spot.’’ At left, a photo of the library.At left, the spacious library.The high school includes two gymnasiums, one with a track and four teaching stations, and the other a competition gymnasium with two teaching stations.Students and parents roamed the hallways of the new school. Cohen said the high school will bolster property values and Newton’s reputation for academic excellence.A panoramic view of the tennis courts.While the old Newton North was long derided for its lack of windows and 1970s decor, the new school has 850 windows and soaring ceilings.Amy Winston, head of the school’s science department, said that 'all the labs are so well outfitted, and we have wonderful new resources for our robotics and engineering programs. We’ll be able to make science come alive for the students.' A photo of one of the science rooms.A view of the school's swimming pool, which is 25 yards long, with six lanes.An image of the main Newton North gym. Gauri Sharma, a senior who manages the schools cross country team, said: 'I love how all the athletic facilities are so accessible and close together. We used to be spread all over town. I think having all the teams in one place will increase school spirit, because people will be able to see us and come to the games easily.'Cassidy Chan, a senior at the high school, stated his optimism for the new facility. ‘‘The building is so open and new, and it makes people want to come in and try new things.' Pictured is one of the theaters.Students and visitors walked the corridors of the school today after its unveiling. Read more about some of the student and teacher reactions .

 

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