Liberty Hill ISD officials unveiled a new career and technical education building, weight room and tennis courts at Liberty Hill High School with ribbon-cutting ceremonies Feb. 5.

The new facilities were approved by voters in the district’s $491.7 million bond election in 2021.

A closer look

The CTE building is a flexible lab that may be used for construction, plumbing and welding projects, Superintendent Steven Snell said. The district wanted the space to serve a variety of current and future CTE programs, including construction trades, he said.

Students will begin building a tiny home at the new building, said Rachel Acosta, LHISD director of communications and community relations.

“So far the kids have been very excited, and [I] can’t wait to see the projects that they build,” Snell said.

The new weight room has created more space and opportunity for students, and will be used by the wrestling program until the district builds a wrestling room, Snell said.

“This is a great thing for our students and our athletes,” powerlifting and football coach Rudy Acevedo said. “The kids are very excited to see all these new racks, and it gives us an opportunity to actually have more kids in the weight room at the same time.”

Dozens of students gathered at the high school’s tennis courts to celebrate the addition of four new courts and the resurfacing of existing ones.

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The district adopted several new CTE courses for the 2024-25 school year and will expand its CTE offerings with the opening of Legacy Ranch High School in August.

Legacy Ranch will offer architectural drafting and design, graphic design, emergency medical technician and HVAC technology programs.

Quote of note

“We want our students to have all the opportunities in the world,” Snell said about CTE programs. “We want them to have a competitive advantage when they graduate. We just want to give them options, and whatever they choose, we want them to have those possibilities.”