District breaks ground for May River High School

The Beaufort County School District recently held ground-breaking ceremonies for the construction of May River High School, a ninth through twelfth-grade school in the New Riverside area of Bluffton.

The future home of the May River Sharks – school colors of royal blue, black and silver – is planned to be open for the 2016-17 school year with a projected enrollment of 900 students. The building’s capacity is 1,400 students. The new high school will be built with energy conservation features and a full suite of athletic facilities, and it is designed to accommodate use by the general community. The high school’s academic offerings will include an array of Career and Technical Education courses for students in the Bluffton and Hilton Head areas. Construction is being completed by general contractor Thompson Turner Construction, which is also the contractor for River Ridge Academy, the new pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade school being built in Bluffton. River Ridge will be open for the 2015-16 school year.