- Worcester’s largest public high school, Doherty is being designed for a potential enrollment of 1,670 students in grades 9-12
- A Massachusetts School Building Authority feasibility study determined that a replacement school for the 1960’s-era, 168,126 square foot building was needed
- After a thorough process of identifying potential sites within the Doherty Quadrant of the City, the decision was made to build the new school on the site of the current school
- Under the guidance of the City’s “Green Worcester Plan,” the school will be the most sustainable municipal building in Worcester.
- LEED certification, net zero readiness, and the significant reduction of fossil fuels has a major impact on the design of Doherty’s building systems
- Several Chapter 74 vocational technical programs will be offered at the school including the current Engineering and Technology program and three new programs: Programming and Web Development, Marketing, Management and Finance, and Construction Craft Laborer
- A District-wide Biotechnology Advanced Academy will also be incorporated
- The school is slated to open in 2024 with sitework to be complete in 2025
Below is a look at the construction currently underway.