The Round Rock Independent School District (ISD) in Round Rock, TX, had a vision for a new sleek, modern campus that would foster growth and development for its students. According to the district, they wanted a high school capable of unlocking the hidden abilities of their students and one that would aid their teachers in preparing their students for the next chapter of their lives. Proper ventilation and building aesthetics could accomplish this vision. The result is Cedar Ridge High School.
Cedar Ridge is a two-story, 375,000-sq-ft high school divided into four distinct academies: Academy of International Business and Economics; Academy of Professional Studies; Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; and the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. Each academy houses its own media center, administration suites, and planning areas for teachers. The common areas for all students are the cafeteria, the athletic facility, and the outdoor courtyard which is considered the heart of campus and is home to several multipurpose events.