The brand new Bonita Springs High School is a prototype school that was designed as a school for the future. The school can accommodate 1,600 students and includes a football stadium, black box theater, specialized classrooms, and rehearsal and practice rooms.
Bonita High is the first Lee County high school to utilize a “Black Box Theater” concept. The large square room contains black walls, a flat floor, and when seats are rearranged, creates a flexible space that allows the school to host a variety of events. This allows the school to rent out the space when not in use, providing an additional revenue source.
The school's high-performance design resulted in an energy consumption reduction of 12% as compared to the ASHRAE 90.1 baseline. Bonita High is also the first new Lee County high school to utilize all LED lighting and integrated lighting controls.