Academy for College and Career Exploration at Robert Poole

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project Summary

ACCE, which serves students in grades 6 to 12, is located in the Robert Poole building in Hampden. Its 2014-15 enrollment exceeds 600 students, but the building still remains significantly under capacity. Adjacent to ACCE and currently in a separate modular building, Independence School Local I High serves students in grades 9 to 12. Renovation will preserve the character of the nearly century-old building while ensuring it can effectively house both schools, so that each will benefit from improved facilities while efficiencies and economies are gained by increasing overall building utilization.

Project Executives

Gary A. McGuigan, Eric Johnson


JRS Architects

Construction Manager

CAM Construction

Project Budget


Completion Date

August 2018