High School Innovation Center
Official Ribbon Cutting - October 14, 2022
Operation Renovate & Innovate - Ozark Innovation Center - WHY - 2020 Bond Issue
Ozark School District closed on the purchase of the commercial property known as the Fasco building located at 1600 W. Jackson St. in Ozark on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The $4.1 million purchase is part of Phase 1 of the District's Long Range Plan, which the Board of Education approved in March 2019. The Innovation Center will serve as an extension of the main Ozark High School campus and a new location of District Office.
“We are asking, how can we approach education differently and shift our educational philosophy to better embrace the talents of our students,” said Ozark Superintendent Chris Bauman. “Our goal is to improve the high school experience for all students rather than simply expanding our existing operations.”
Innovation Center Updates
Ozark Innovation Center Marks New Era of Secondary Learning
A dream years in the making finally became a reality, Oct. 14, 2022, as hundreds of state and local community members gathered outside what was once known as the Fasco building to officially cut the ribbon for the Ozark Innovation Center and usher in a new era of learning for the District.
Behind-the-Scenes Construction Work
Here's a sneak peek at some of the behind-the-scenes construction work at the Ozark Innovation Center over the last two years. Ozark voters approved the $26.5 million no-tax-increase bond issue on the June 2, 2020, ballot as part of Operation Renovate & Innovate. The bond issue allowed us to create an extension of the main Ozark High School campus while preserving and renovating commercial property that is rich in history — the old Fasco building.
Innovation Center Sneak Peek - 1/11/22
Walls are going up and you can start to see classrooms taking shape inside the Ozark Innovation Center. Ozark High School staff toured it Jan. 5, getting a sneak peek at all the action inside — and getting excited!
Updated OIC Floor Plan Fall 2021
Take a look at the most updated floor plan for the Ozark Innovation Center.
Storm Shelter Update - 9/7/21
The storm shelter at the Ozark Innovation Center is now up and crews are working on the interior.
Innovation Center - Virtual Tour
It's been five months since voters approved the $26.5 million bond issue, which allows us to renovate the Ozark Innovation Center to become a second high school campus, and remodel the former District Office to expand Tiger Paw Early Childhood Center. Watch the video for a virtual tour through the Ozark Innovation Center to get an idea of what this innovative campus will look like.
Innovation Center Renderings - Updated 10/02/20
Curious how the Ozark Innovation Center will look? Check out the initial renderings of the Ozark Innovation Center so you can visualize how the facility will look.
We have been talking about how we are enhancing our educational philosophy, but what does that mean for students, staff and the community? Our goal is to improve the high school experience for all students for the real needs of the 21st century.
Innovation Center Programs
Ozark School District has selected the programs to be moved to the Innovation Center. Keep in mind, this is a fluid process and we may need to make adjustments as we progress. The goal is to move 400+ students from the high school to accommodate a return to the 9-12th grade configuration.
Board Approves Architect for Operation Renovate & Innovate
October has been a busy month for Ozark School District Board of Education and administrators, as they selected the architect for Operation Renovate & Innovate projects, as well as the contractor for the front District Office portion of the Innovation Center.
Operation Renovate & Innovate Committees
Over the summer, district administrators established eight areas of focus for planning the educational aspects of the innovation center. Within each area of focus, committees are meeting to investigate possible program and class structure.
Seeking Community Feedback
As we move forward in the planning stages of Operation Renovate & Innovate, we would like to ask for your help designing the new high school innovation center.
Request for Qualifications for Architectural Services
The Board of Education of Ozark School District requests statements of qualifications for professional architectural services.
Ozark School District Purchases Facility as Part of Long Range Plan
Ozark School District closed on the purchase of the commercial property known as the Fasco building located at 1600 W. Jackson St. in Ozark on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The $4.1 million purchase is part of Phase 1 of the District's Long Range Plan, which the Board of Education approved in March, and will serve as an extension of the main Ozark High School campus and a new location of District Office.