The Dream Became Reality
The dream of building a new high school and remodeling the original high school became reality when the tax payers passed a $39.8 million dollar bond on Nov. 2, 2004. Total project costs were approximately $37.3 million which includes over $1 million in land and utilities. Schematic design for Glacier was completed in April 2005 with the ground breaking ceremony taking place on May 25, 2005. The design image reflects not only the best solution for the valley, but incorporates the most progressive, researched-based thinking from across the country. Our 242,664 square feet of facility sits on a 60-acre plot of land surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Big Sky country. The community came together in celebration on Aug. 11, 2007 to dedicate the new school. Learning and teaching took place for the first time on Sept. 4, 2007 when Glacier came alive with students and staff. Enrollment the first year was 906 because we opened with only freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Student enrollment jumped to 1,190 with the addition of the fourth class in 2008. Enrollment in the 09-10 school year was 1,254. A wide variety of educational programs are delivered by approximately 90 certified teachers.