The new look of Mountain View High School in East El Paso resembles a Tier 1 college campus with state-of-the-art technology and design. Clint ISD set the bar in West Texas for a Tier 1-type medical building and teen-friendly cafetorium as part of a 2015 Bond Package.

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PSC provided construction management for refrigerated air-conditioning and site improvements such as multiple charging station tables and fixtures, a unique dental lab, pharmacology classroom, and other lab modernizations. The new dining and kitchen facilities can handle a dozen menus simultaneously to feed 800 students. The new health sciences building houses a Medical Magnet program that sets the El Paso school apart in the entire West Texas region due to its Health Professional Academy programming and labs that mimic real-life college-style collaborative study and accouterments.

The medical sciences building, for example, offers actual hospital beds and practice hospital equipment. Glazing windows allow minimal interruptions while other students watch the medical or dental procedures from the hub space. A 65-inch interactive monitor splits into video/whiteboard capabilities, and operable partitions allow for collaborative spaces. Students in the pharmacology lab have the distinction of learning how to compound medicines.

The next phases included additional new classrooms, an ROTC space, a 9-11 Operations Center, Teen Court, locker rooms, weight room, plus a new nurse’s station. Existing restroom renovations are the last part of the project.