Many people in Edmond still consider the old Boulevard Academy their school. It served many students over the years, but closed its doors in 1994.
The Boulevard Academy in Edmond is a 90-year-old structure that has served many high school students over the years. The academy served as the home of Edmond High School from 1924 to 1994. However, due to its old structure, the building was eventually left behind and no longer used to house the main high school. Instead, it became an alternative high school, and Edmond students now attend their classes at Memorial High School.
It now remains a historical and memorable place, but it could still be viable for future classes if it went under proper renovation. Because of this, renovations plans have been put into place and have already started, so they can be complete in time for the new school year in the fall.
A $3.3 million budget has been allotted for the renovations, and the money was generated by the the 2011 and 2012 bond issues. Part of the renovations include an elevator from the first floor to the second floor. More restrooms will also be added, as well as new fixtures like doors and windows. Science and computer rooms will also be added where the old auditorium used to be. There will also be major infrastructure improvements to heating, air conditioning and plumbing systems.