BAD ACRE

Starting in August 2023, the Lee County School District is re-opening the original Lehigh-Akes High School on Arthur Avenue as a separate high school, and it needs a new name.

The school will serve sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders in the fall who will select a school during the open enrollment period from January 17th to March 3rd.

The county has a few considerations people would like to make before proposing a name.

  • The history, culture and people of Florida and especially Southwest Florida;
  • The natural environment and native plants and animals of Florida and especially Southwest Florida;
  • Significant events or accomplishments related to Florida and especially Southwest Florida;
  • The district, community, or physical location of the school;
  • The founders, leaders, heroes, symbols and founding principles of our nation.

Lee County Schools is in the process of appointing a principal who will recruit a team of administrators, teachers and support staff. The school is currently called QQ High School.

You can submit a name for the school by by clicking here.

Submissions will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on January 26. The committee will then review the proposals and narrow them down for a second community session in February.

The original Lehigh Acres High School closed at the end of the 2020-2021 school year. In 2022, the campus underwent an $18.6 million remodeling and renovation project.

New classrooms, new science and computer labs with state-of-the-art equipment, as well as dedicated dance, music and art rooms, an upgraded gym and media center were added.

The new Lehigh Acres High School opened in August 2021 on Sunrise Boulevard, with students and staff from the original school transferred to the new campus.

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