The Huntington Beach Union High School District broke ground Friday afternoon on a new $10-million campus for its adult and alternative high schools.
District officials, educators and residents gathered at a parking lot on Gothard Avenue just south of Ocean View High School for a groundbreaking ceremony. The location will soon be the home of the Huntington Beach Adult and Coast High schools.
"This will be a very nice, centrally located facility they can call home," said Brian Garland, the district board of trustees president.
The schools will have separate buildings connected by a central quad.
Coast High School is an alternative high school that allows students to study independently to earn their diploma or GED.
The adult school offers vocational, lifelong learning and English-as-a-second-language classes.
Both schools are currently based in portables at Marina High School on Springdale Street and use satellite facilities throughout the community.
"I think it's going to make them feel more like they belong. They aren't just an afterthought — they belong," Garland said.