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Sitka high school gets a new building

By Associated Press 10:27 AM January 9, 2014

For two years, Pacific High was located at the Southeast Alaska Career Center, while its new building was remodeled.

SITKA, Alaska (AP) – Students at Sitka’s Pacific High School are starting the new year with a new school.

For two years, Pacific High was located at the Southeast Alaska Career Center, while its new building was remodeled.

Co-principal Phil Burdick tells KCAW (http://bit.ly/1dzgDX5 ) the school has a great rotunda with a lot of light. He says each classroom also has a door to the outside, which he says ties into the school’s model that learning happens in the community.

The school site has been dedicated to education for more than a century. The original was an Alaska Native training school that had one room and was segregated.

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Information from: KCAW-FM, http://www.kcaw.org

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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