LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - It was a day full of learning for this small group of Nixon High School architect students. They got to take a field trip on their own campus. They saw how everyone has to work together to get the job done. Gilbert Jaramillo was one of those students on tour. He got to finally see a construction site in action, something he's been learning about all school year.
"We learned how they design everything. All the buildings, how the waterline works, how they are going to do the pipes and everything so the water can come in. And all the lights how they work."
Nixon has been under major renovation for the past eight months. The district wanted to give their students a first hand look of what architecture is all about.
The new school is supposed to have state of the art technology, but construction won't be done until summer of 2015.
"We'll have LED lighting in the entire facility. We are going to have access controls, security booths so all the students are secure and safe, and the latest technology when it comes to computers, smart boards and all those things that are interesting to our new generations.
For freshman like Jaramillo, they'll still be here when the school is complete. He's looking forward to it, especially the gym.
"I like coming to play basketball court an stuff that. A new campus, pretty much everything, we're all going to benefit from it."