FCPS is analyzing 7 final sites to relocate the Rock Creek School (RCS). RCS provides special education programs for students with complex medical conditions and severe intellectual, physical, emotional, hearing, vision and learning disabilities, from ages 3 through 21.
In December 2016, the Board of Education approved a feasibility study that recommended replacing the 45-year-old RCS at another site. The current analysis is a continuation of the feasibility study. Seven potential locations are under consideration; six are on existing FCPS school campuses. At each potential location, RCS would be a separate building on the school campus while some site amenities such as access, parking or fields may be shared. Sites under consideration are:
Ballenger Creek Middle
Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle
The RCS replacement will be a newly developed design that has a state-rated capacity of 120 students. It will be a single-story school with about 81,000 gross square feet. The energy-efficient school is designed to meet, at a minimum, the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver certification requirements, local building codes and educational program specifications.
The design team will be evaluating sites during the first phase of the design process and plans to make recommendation for the final site selection at the Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Board of Education meeting.
For information on the selection process, please visit the Rock Creek School Construction webpage at:
http://www.fcps.org/facilities/rock-creek-school, and email questions and comments to RCSconstruction@fcps.org