The new 306,562sf East Providence High School was the first major school project constructed in Rhode Island in the last 18 years and set a new standard for school design and energy efficiency. Almost every school district in Rhode Island toured the new school facility and were impressed with the innovative design and energy efficiency. The new school accommodates 1,600 pupils in grades 9-12 and is a comprehensive high school combining traditional educational programs with career technical pathways. East Providence envisioned a high-tech, comprehensive, academically inclusive environment that provides collaboration space outside the specific and traditional confines of the classroom. To foster this kind of environment, large and small group collaboration spaces are designed to support this instructional model. The collaboration space includes zones directly adjacent and fully accessible to the classrooms, which allows students to work and study independently in breakout spaces from classroom instruction. Integration and collaboration among teachers and students are key components in the success of EPHS, and the new school environment is strategically organized to support such. Students learn the application of academic study by utilizing real-world trade, design, and engineering problems and challenges. The school contains an Allied Health Cluster supporting Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmaceutical trades, Automotive and Construction Cluster, Business and Consumer Services Cluster, and standalone programs such as Graphic Design and Visual Communication, Engineering and Robotics, Computer Aided Design, and Early Education and Care. The school also contains a student-run restaurant as part of their Culinary program.