Construction is Complete: It’s Officially a New Era in STEM Learning at Westlake High School
Science. Technology. Engineering. Mathematics. It’s officially a new era in STEM learning at Westlake High School with the completion of the largest Measure I project to date in the Conejo Valley Unified School District: a beautiful, new STEM building.
The ribbon was cut on the 27,000 square foot, three-story structure at a special ceremony on Monday, November 1st. Construction for the new, $14 million building began in the summer of 2020 and was completed on schedule thanks in large part to the hard work and dedication of the District’s Planning and Facilities team who acted as the general contractor for the project. The cost of the building was paid for by Measure I, a $197 million, 2014 voter-approved facilities bond.
The STEM building will allow teachers and students to continue and expand upon the great tradition of science excellence at Westlake High School with the incorporation of technology, more diverse labs/activities, and the utilization of outdoor learning spaces to enhance educational experiences through connection with the environment.
“I am very proud and thankful to our teachers and community for the vision and dedication to see the full development of this new building,” said Jason Branham, Principal of Westlake High School. “This dream has been discussed for over 15 years and it would not have been possible without Measure I.”
Featuring eleven classrooms, including eleven full labs, classes are scheduled to begin in the new building on Monday, November 8th. Students enrolled in Biology (CP/H/AP), Chemistry (CP/H/AP), Forensics, Earth Science, Marine Biology, Physiology H, Biomimicry Honors, AP Environmental Science, Enviro Field Studies Honors will be the lucky first learners to utilize the buildings’ beautiful, state-of-the-art amenities.
“I am excited for the future of our Westlake High School Science Department and seeing what great things will take place in these new learning spaces,” said Mr. Branham.
Check out a time lapse of the building’s construction:
Learn more about Measure I here.