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New School Groundbreaking for CCISD's Branch Academy

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

Ground was broken Monday for what will be the city's newest high school.

Workers were busy clearing the land at the 3900 block of Morgan, right across from the State Supported Living Center. It is there that the Corpus Christi Independent School District's Branch Academy for Career and Technical Studies will go up. The school is part of the Bond 2008 project.

The focus there will be on providing college-level industry standard certification courses. The hope is that students will stay in town and work toward careers in the health care and avionics industries.

"Students will be able to take advantage of our facility, where they will be getting some of their basic course work done in the core content, and then use the Del Mar West facilities that are just two blocks away," CCISD Superintendent Scott Elliff said.

The district is still working on the precise courses that will be offered. The school will eventually be able to handle about 400 students.