Rutherford County's new high school is set to open next week and Nashville's News 2 got a sneak peek inside.
Stewarts Creek High School, located on Red Hawk Parkway in Smyrna, will be pulling students from the Blackman, Smyrna and La Vergne high school zones.
Stewarts Creek High School opens Thursday and principal Clark Harrell can hardly wait.
"There's been a lot of work gone into building this wonderful place. It will be a place that will be a showcase; a place to be proud of for Rutherford County" Harrell told Nashville's News 2.
The 358,000 square foot school has rooms for classes in criminal justice, radio and television, health science, dentistry, small animals, agriculture, entrepreneurship and leadership.
Besides offering standard high school subjects, Stewarts Creek will stand out with a curriculum that emphasizes real world experience for their students.
"In every area where there are certifications that are needed specially, for criminal justice, if it's in audio, it's in radio TV, dentistry, health science, small animals, agriculture, entrepreneurship, leadership courses; I could just go on and on," said principal Dr. Clark Harrell said.
He continued, "We've got experts in those realms. We based it on talent. We brought a lot of people from the business world into those areas."
Juniors and seniors from Riverdale, Smyrna, LaVergne and Blackman who are zoned for Stewarts Creek have the option to be grandfathered in which allows them to stay at the school they are currently enrolled in. The system also gives siblings of those students the option to move into the new school.
The ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony will be held this Sunday 2 p.m. in the gymnasium, and the open house will follow from 2:30 until 4 p.m.
Around 1,500 students will fill the hallways on August 8.