The Howard County Board of Education unanimously approved the design for the county’s brand-new high school in Jessup at its Thursday night meeting.

Projected to accommodate 1,650 students, the Jessup site will be the county’s 13th high school.

The 77-acre site near Mission Road was selected as the future school’s location in March 2018.

The approved design reflects the exact versions at Marriotts Ridge, Reservoir and Long Reach high schools.

Projected to be a 287,005-square-foot building, the high school is expected to have 579 parking spaces and 34 school bus parking spaces, according to the report presented at the meeting.

Features of the school would include an outdoor teaching area, a garden and stormwater management facilities to provide hands-on experiences for science classes.

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