Grovetown High School might get a neighbor on Chamblin Road when it opens in 2009.
Freida Lachman, the director of Evans Christian Academy, said the private school is raising money to build a new facility across from the Columbia County school system's fifth high school, which in under construction.
She said Evans Christian officials hope to begin construction on a $1.5 million building next January. The project is expected to last about nine months.
Lachman said the school will move from its location at In Focus Church on Old Evans Road in Evans, which it has occupied since 1996, to Crossbridge Baptist Church on Skinner Mill Road for a year. She said the school will have more room at the 30-acre Crossbridge property.
The tentative moving date is set for June 16.
Even though Evans Christian will have a temporary home in Richmond County before settling in Grovetown, she said the school will keep its name.
Lachman said the school will retain other characteristics as well.
"We will still have the dedicated teachers. We will still have the highest education level for each of the students," Lachman said.
The 17-acre Chamblin Road property, which Evans Christian purchased in 2007, will have enough space to include a soccer field and a baseball diamond, said the director.
Lachman founded Evans Christian in her home in 1991. The school has about 100 students enrolled in grades six through 12.
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