Two Mira Mesa High facilities near completion

Posted by Cynthia Reed-Porter at 2/5/2013 4:30:00 PM

Broadcast studio at Mira Mesa High School Mira Mesa High School is getting a double dose of upgrades for its College, Career & Technical Education (CCTE) Programs. Both the Broadcast Journalism Program and the Screen Printing and Computerized Graphic Design Program are getting extreme makeovers thanks San Diego Unified School District's Prop. S and a California Prop. 1D matching-fund grant. 

The $2.6 million renovation to the Broadcast Journalism Program included the remodeling of the existing television studio into a new, state-of-the-art broadcast facility with a studio and classroom. Existing areas were remodeled to generate proper audio visual, server and storage rooms. A new vestibule was also constructed. The classroom, conference room, and control rooms were reconfigured and upgraded as well. New broadcast/television equipment was installed; and the electrical system, building systems (heat/air, fire, data), lighting and acoustical properties were all upgraded. Fiber optic cables were also added to the theater to allow for live broadcasts.

The Screen Printing & Computerized Graphic Design Program facility included an $900,000 renovation of the existing, outdated graphic arts classroom into a new in-screen printing/graphics classroom with an adjoining computer graphics lab/classroom. The existing graphics arts classroom was remodeled and upgraded into screen printing classroom with an upgraded ventilation system. In the computer lab/graphic design classroom, technology infrastructure was installed and upgraded to accommodate current computer needs; and a visual and physical link to the main classroom was provided.

Construction phase on these two facilities is 99 percent complete. The next phase includes installing equipment and furniture, as well as integrating the technology. An official dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for May. For more details on CCTE and its programs, visit www.sandi.net/CCTE or call 858-503-1758. For additional information on Prop. S visit www.sandi.net/PropS, e-mail SDUSDFacilitiesInfo@sandi.net or call 619-725-7252