Charles J. Colgan High School
Prince William County Public Schools, Manassas, Virginia
Designed to serve the growing population in the center of the county, Colgan High School is home to Prince William County’s first indoor aquatics facility and specialty performing arts center.
The expansive auditorium holds more than 1,600 visitors and supports a large orchestra pit that extends under the performance stage. A black box theater adjacent to the auditorium hosts smaller performances. Specialized classrooms accommodate support the school’s music technology program.
The aquatics facility supports practices and meets for the county’s swim and dive teams. The 25-meter adjustable competition pool can host swim meets and practices simultaneously. A moveable bulkhead provides flexibility for numerous configurations with up to 15 lanes. The recreational pool features a 21-foot-high water slide.
The public areas consist of two student dining areas, one serving as the lobby for the gymnasium and the other as the lobby for the auditorium. A centrally located media center serves the academic wing. Courtyard access is available to the media center, art rooms, and both student dining rooms.