Get a glimpse of tech, safety features at new Bonita Springs High School

Students will fill the halls on Friday at the new Bonita Springs High School.

WINK News got an inside look at the state of the art facility today, and one thing that had parents excited was the top of the line security system.

“They’re trying really hard to make it so that schools so that kids feel safer at school,” said student India Fortner.

A feeling many students and parent have, walking into the new Bonita Springs High School.

With a single point of entry at the front office, and high tech surveillance, it’s designed to be the safest school in Lee County.

“The quality of the software that we’re using here is leaps and bounds above what we had in the past,” said Principal Jeff Estes Jr. “It’s pretty impressive.”

Including new protocols to gain access to the building.

“We’ve got TV monitors in different locations of the building so as soon as that’s activated we can see who is there and can greet them and what not and then Buzz them into the facility,” Estes Jr. said.

The new technology also moves into the classrooms.

“Our entire library location for students will be digital,” Estes Jr. said. “Every kid is issued a chromebook. On those chrome books is an app for library that will allow the kids to do is they have 24 hours a day.”

It has students ditching the heavy books and diving deeper into hands-on education.

“We want students going right into the HVAC field right after high school,” Estes Jr. said.

The school also offers specialized programs in nursing and aerospace, in addition to increased security.

“My family has a peace of mind and it gives me peace of mind and in the end it’s just something that parents can kind of rest at ease when they send their kids here,” said teacher Emily Brown.

More than 700 students will walk through the doors on Friday.

Students and parents will have the opportunity to get their own first hand look from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the school on 25592 Imperial Parkway.

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