Martinsville Bulletin: New Bassett tech academy set to open in fall semester

March 15, 2016

By PAUL COLLINS | Bulletin Staff Writer

Bengal Tech Academy for Global Studies – a project-based school-within-a-school – is scheduled to open at Bassett High School on Aug. 10, which is the first day for students in the 2016-17 school year.

Monica Hatchett, coordinator of family and community engagement for Henry County Public Schools, said construction is scheduled to begin on the afternoon of May 26, the last day of school for students for the 2015-16 school year.

Original estimates for construction were $1 million to $1.2 million, but bids may come in less than that, Hatchett said. Bid opening is set for March 29. Bids include renovating the HVAC system at Bassett High School.

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