Over the winter months, planning continues to progress for the construction of the Jasper Joint School Facility including permitting, construction drawings, and finishing details. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of parents, staff, community members and the Alberta government, exterior colours for the new facility as well as the interior design have now been selected. Exposed wood beams, decorative rock and colours to compliment the beauty of the natural surroundings were chosen for the new facility with distinct interior colours selected for each school and one for all shared areas. Please click here to view a copy of the approved colours and finishes chosen. The new facility is currently scheduled for completion for the 2014-15 school year.
Update – October 9, 2012
Clark Builders has begun site development and construction will be continuing this week while weather permits in the area.
Update – September 13, 2012
Grande Yellowhead Public School Division is proud to announce that a Sod Turning ceremony to officially celebrate the build of the Jasper Joint School Facility in Jasper was held on Friday, September 13th, 2012. The Sod Turning was the formal announcement of the beginning of construction for the new school facility and representatives from various stakeholder groups were in attendance including local MLA, the Honourable Robin Campbell, Minister of Aboriginal Relations.
Update - August 17, 2012
Update - July 25, 2012
Clark Builder/ONPA Architects submitted a proposal of $21,330,000 for construction of the new Jasper Joint School Facility which has been approved by Alberta Infrastructure's Contract Review Committee. The two other submissions were from Jen-Col Construction Ltd./Group 2 Architecture Interior Design of $21,778,000 and from Delnor Construction/Stantec Architecture Ltd. of $25,397,000. The expected completion date for the project is June 2014.
Update - June 6, 2012
The Request for Proposals from the three architect-construction companies closes on June 14th and it is now anticipated that the earliest possible date for construction to begin on the facility is August; with the completion of Parcel R11 lease transactions and building and development permit approvals from Parks Canada. The public will continue to have access to the Dog Park until construction begins on the project.
Update - May 3, 2012
Alberta Infrastructure has now released the tender package for the Jasper Joint School Facility to the three Design-Build Contractors as of Friday, April 27. The package will include full details of design schematics for their reference. A site walk-through for each of the contractors and their teams is scheduled for early May to review the current site as well as tour the existing building relative to the required demolition.
Please click on the following links for a simplified version of the final Design-Build blueprints for the facility:
Update - April 25, 2012
Jen-Col Construction Ltd./Group 2 Architecture Interior Design, Clark Builder/ONPA Architects, and Delnor Construction/Stantec Architecture Ltd. are the successful three partnerships who were pre-qualified through the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) recently issued through Alberta Infrastructure for the Design-Build Services for the Jasper Shared School Facility in Jasper, Alberta. Representatives from Alberta Infrastructure, Alberta Education and the two School Divisions were involved in the selection process.
Update - April 2, 2012
The Jasper Joint School Facility Request for Qualification (RFQ) issued by Alberta Infrastructure was closed to interested bidders for the construction project at 4pm on Friday, March 30th. Once the evaluation process is completed, a Request for Proposal (RFP) is expected to be opened to qualified parties in the beginning of April.
Update - March 14, 2012
A Request for Qualification (RFQ) has been issued by Alberta Infrastructure on March 12th which pre-qualifies any potential bidder on the construction project for the Jasper Joint School Facility. The project is moving forward as the final drawings were completed with a reconfiguration of the Art Room and CTS Lab and classroom to maximize the facility's use of learning space. Site tours with potential bidders of the construction project are anticipated to take place in early April as the Request for Proposal (RFP) will be opened to interested parties during the first week of April. The current schedule plans for the tender to close at the end of May with construction of the facility to begin this summer.
Jasper Jr. Sr. High School Open House Results
A public information open house was held Monday, January 30th that provided residents a look at the Jasper Joint School Facility floor plans. The new combined facility of Jasper Junior/Senior High School and Ecole Desrochers is slated to be completed by June 2014.
The open house was hosted by Grande Yellowhead Public School Division in conjunction with Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord (CSCN) and attracted 40 members of the public along with a tremendous amount of discussion. Board Chair, John Stitzenberger, on behalf of both Grande Yellowhead and CSCN welcomed people to the open house at 7p.m. In his comments, he thanked the work of the Building Project committee to arrive at the drawings that were presented at the occasion.
A theme that was expressed throughout the evening was that there is a lot of excitement in Jasper about the new facility, the public is hearing a lot of good things regarding the project and that “this is the single biggest thing to happen in this community in a long time.”
Other comments included that the facility looks like it will fit into Jasper quite well and that the facility will provide a lot of opportunities for physical activity,
A question was raised about the need for a larger space for CTS programming at Jasper Junior/Senior High and one member of the public asked if there are enough parking spaces allotted.
Using the approved floor plan as the base for the project, staff and administration from both schools are making technical reviews to ensure that instructional spaces are appropriate for the type of programming required. Following those meetings, the next step is applying to Parks Canada for a development permit. Once the permit is issued, the plans will go to Alberta Education and Alberta Infrastructure so the tender documents can be developed and sent out for companies to apply.
Jasper High School: Plans Approved
Following an extensive consultation process which involved a committee of students, parents, staff, administration and trustees, the Board of Trustees from both Grande Yellowhead Public School Division and Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord (CSCN) have approved the conceptual plans of the new Jasper Joint School Facility.
Approval of the drawings for the new Jasper Joint School Facility represents the layout and appearance of the facility, which conforms to Alberta Education and Parks Canada requirements and meets the project schedule set by Alberta Education and Alberta Infrastructure.
The facility’s interior and exterior includes a number of special features that enhance the learning environment while adding to the building’s environmental sustainability. You will find below conceptual drawings of the interior and exterior of the facility.
Jasper High School: The Next Steps
Funding has been announced, the location has been finalized, and an architect has been selected. Now it’s time for the next step: designing a new school facility in Jasper.
Grande Yellowhead Public School Division and Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord (CSCN) have committed to providing opportunities for the school community, as well as the broader community of Jasper, to participate in the design of the new joint school facility. As the design of the new school will be finalized early in 2012, engagement needs to be efficient and constructive.
1. 11-08-15-11-08-15-11-08-15-Community Consultation Plan
2. 11-09-07 - Jasper High School Build Update - read the complete update
3. Jasper Land Exchange Information - Background, public consultations and FAQs concerning the Jasper land exchange