New school set to open in Sevier County

Sevier County is set to open a brand new multimillion dollar school next week to help with overcrowding.

IT personnel work to get laptops ready for students. (Source: Kyle Grainger, WVLT)

KODAK, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Sevier County is set to open a brand new multimillion dollar school next week to help with overcrowding.

The new Northview Academy is located on Highway 66 and will pull students from Sevier County High School and Seymour High School.

"About 160 of those would have went to Sevier County High. So over a 4 year period we're going to take about 600 students out of there. Which will help out the situation up there and we're equipped to hold it," said Principal Greg Clark.

The new school is designed with growth in mind and will hold 7-9th grade this year, and add a grade each year until it becomes a full high school. Clark says the advance in technology and creative planning will help give the students a whole new type of learning environment.

"We can kind of tailor the programs to the students we have because we'll have them in the building from the 7th grade till they graduate and should be able to meet their needs," said Clark. "The community is excited, Got a beautiful facility looking forward to getting started we maybe the only teachers in the state that are."

Students say they are excited for the new facility.

"It'll be nice to go through a brand new high school and say I was the first to go through Northview Academy, the first class to graduate," said Alli Barnard, who'll be a Freshman.

Northview Academy will open Friday, August 16th.

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