Adult transition building breaks ground


Aakash Shah

Adam Schlaiss and Timothy Bonilla break ground for the new ATP building.

James Jefferson, Reporter

The Adult Transition Program had their groundbreaking ceremony on Dec. 4 at 3pm.

Assistant Principal Mike Alther explained, “Arcon Architects (consultants and construction managers) designed the building.”

It’s scheduled to be completed by the start of the next school year. And the district owns the building.

“It will be 5,000 square feet.” Alther said.

While the contractors lay the foundation, PHS students will build the
structure through the construction class.

“This is a living space that will help kids with learning disabilities
develop the proper life skills to be successful.” Alther said.

Palatine High School hopes to have this project done by the start of
next school year. Alther also believes that other students around the
school will react in a positive way to this new facility of the special education program.