New Catholic high school closer to opening

Myrtle Beach, SC - By Chandi Lowry - bio | email

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A new catholic high school is one step closer to opening in Carolina Forest.

Paul Flood wants his three children to attend Bishop Baker Catholic High School when it is built.

"This is huge it's been talked about for about 15 to 20 years and over the last five years and  even though there is still trees up on the site things have really been progressing," Flood said.  "We are really excited about the Bishop Baker Catholic High School because I believe in the structure that school will be able to give my three sons."

The Diocese of Charleston owns the land where the school will stand along Carolina Forest Boulevard.

The Bishop Baker Catholic High School Association is working on the plans and is waiting on the results of a feasibility.  The results will give the association an idea on how fundraising will go for the project that should cost between 12 and 15 million dollars.

They also did a survey with parishes in the Grand Strand.

"The survey that we did in a local parish came back with a great deal of support for it and that's very encouraging and just that the feasibility results are that much closer again we hope to have those the first part of July," treasurer of the association Larry Flood said.

The committee hopes to open the school in the next couple of years.

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