Published: Jul 18, 2011 11:06 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 18, 2011 9:14 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A charter school system in Cape Coral is getting ready for the new school year, one desk at a time.

In December crews, started building an addition at Oasis Elementary School, as well as at the middle and high school. And today - was move in day.

New classrooms are being filled with desks and chairs, and soon, 400 more students. "NDC Construction Group, Lawson Architects, have done a good job hiring local people, and we are ready to go," said Superintendent Lee Bush.

The project cost about $7.5 million.

As construction wraps up at the elementary school, the school's principal says teachers have a large part to play in how their classrooms look.

We allowed them in the planning stages to say what they needed in their classroom what would make them more successful doing what they do, and so thats been our goal all along," said Elementary School Principal Steve Hook.

School will begin August 8th.