The public will have an opportunity to tour the renovated and expanded Baton Rouge Magnet High from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday as school officials hold an official ceremony to commemorate the school’s opening.
The school opened to students Aug. 8, but Thursday marks the first time the school will be open to the public for self-guided tours.
Principal Nan McCann had been discouraging people who are not directly connected with the school from visiting until now, so students and teachers can get settled into their home, which was refurbished at a total cost of $58.2 million. They have spent the past two years on the campus of Lee High.
McCann said she plans in the near future to offer college-style tours during the school day led by student ambassadors. She said has also ordered 5,000 school brochures printed with maps of the 332,000-square-foot campus and the school’s history.