The center portion of Olympic High School will be demolished. In its place, a two-story core with career and technical education and other permanent classrooms that will get students out of portables. The core will also include a library, auditorium, commons area and a secure entryway. The old library is being converted to new science labs and a special education classroom.  

Improvements at Olympic High School are possible thanks to our community's support of a capital projects measure in 2016. Work will be complete in fall 2018. 

Why It's Needed

Parents and community members have emphasized the need to get rid of portable classrooms. The proposed plan will add permanent classrooms. Olympic High School was built in 1979. Since then, the needs of employers have changed a lot. Technical education classrooms are dated and no longer support what students need to learn.

Project Milestones

​Read more about our progress in these articles:

  • December Update:: Wall frames have quickly gone up around the stage, CTE lab and other areas of the building. Masonry walls are up around the performing arts center.

  • Nov. 20, 2017: Nearly half the foundation work is done, and you can even see walls going up on a CTE lab! (with video)

  • Oct. 11, 2017: Status update: Crews have cleared demolition debris and foundations for the new two-story core. The work is about 30 percent complete.

  • Sept. 20, 2017: Oly grad returns to school as a construction project intern.

  • Sept. 5, 2017: New classrooms and temporary homes for offices are ready for the start of school!

  • Aug. 30, 2017: Changes to expect for the 2017-18 school year (plus a wayfinding map)

  • July 24, 2017: Crews demolish center of Olympic High (video)

  • May 31, 2017: Students, staff and community members officially break ground on the project.

  • March 22, 2017: Library moves out to prepare for work. Fences going up in spring.  

  • Feb. 10, 2017: Board approves design development. Construction slated to start this spring.

  • Sept. 29, 2016: Get a sneak peek at the what the redesigned core will look like! 

  • May 12, 2016: Bond dollars start going to work. 

  • March 31, 2016: Students wield pens for future of campus

  • Feb 22, 2016: Thank you Central Kitsap! Bond measure is certified. 


Project Features

  • Rebuilt core square footage: 88,100
  • New classrooms: 24 plus 2 labs
  • Modern and flexible career & technical classrooms to help students learn 21st century skills
  • Secure entryway
  • Expanded commons 
  • A new library
  • New performing arts center

Thank You

We thank our students, families and all those in the community whose support helps us provide the modern classrooms our students need and deserve. We'd also like to thank members of the Project Review Committee, who devoted numerous hours to develop the modernization plans:

  • Brandon Brown, CTE Teacher
  • Erika Cassel, Librarian
  • Doyle Clouser, Assistant Principal
  • Jim Daniel, Science Teacher
  • Mindy Eisele, English 
  • Wayne Gizzi, Special Education
  • Alexys Haun, Assistant Principal
  • Kris Howell, Career Center and Aviation
  • Rebecca Johnson, Principal 
  • Cris Larsen, Community Member
  • Tom McVicker, Vocal Music
  • Doug Newell, CKSD Executive Director of Business and Operations
  • Don Richard, ISS Monitor
  • Robin Shoemaker, CKSD Director of Capital Projects
  • Carla Yenko, Math and Paraeducator

Design & Construction

Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects
Korsmo Construction, Inc.


Call 360-662-8270 or email