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An artist’s rendering shows the front of Fulton County Schools’ planned science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-focused high school campus, which will be on the former site of Milton High near downtown Alpharetta.

The inclement weather resulted in "A Walk to Remember" of the old Milton High School, also known as Milton Center to be postponed.

Doors will now open on Dec. 17, “to give the community a last stroll down memory lane before the building is prepared for demolition.”

The building will be torn down to make way for the new North Fulton STEM high school.

Construction is anticipated to begin on the new North Fulton STEM high school summer 2018 and slated to open in Fall 2020.

Both past and present Milton students, principals and faculty plus community members will come together to commemorate the building’s past in a farewell celebration.

Patrons are invited to walk around the campus any time between 12 and 4 p.m.

Yearbooks, pictures of former graduating classes and other Milton memorabilia will be on display. Alumni, former faculty and current Milton students will collaborate on a musical performance. Food trucks also will be on site.

While the event is focused on celebrating the past, information about the new STEM high school will be available in the auditorium.

The 244,000 square foot campus will offer college and career-focused curriculum pathways with programs in Healthcare Science, Engineering, and Information Technology.

Deputy Superintendent of Academics Robert Anderson previously described the school as “not a traditional high school,” and discussed meeting the needs of both college and career ready students.

The school’s capacity is projected to be 1,500 students, but the stipulations for attendance have yet to be finalized.

According to a news release the STEM campus “is a collaborative effort between Fulton County Schools and the business community to build programs that are aligned to student interest and workforce needs.”

The programs aim to provide students with necessary tools and resources to make informed decisions about paths of choice.

“Students who attend the school will have the opportunity to connect and work within local Atlanta businesses and industries as interns or observers,” said the release.

The original Milton High School on School Drive opened in 1921 with grades one through 11 to serve all students in what was known then as Milton County.

In the 1950s, the opening of an elementary school scaled Milton High School back to grades 8 through 12.

The opening of a middle school in the 1980s, provided Milton with the traditional high school grade levels of 9 through 12.

The school’s oldest surviving section was completed in 1956. Over the years there have been 17 contiguous additions.

A replacement Milton High School opened in 2005 on Birmingham Highway.

Milton Center currently houses Independence High School at 86 School Drive, which will relocate its classrooms to the Teaching Museum North campus.

Neighbor News Online will continue to provide updates to this story as it develops.

Conceptual plans for the new STEM campus are available at


(4) comments

Anonymous Commenter

1983 was the first fall for middle school classes. In 1982-1983, I was in the last 8th grade class at MHS.

Anonymous Commenter

This event has been pushed back a week due to the slushpocalypse.

Anonymous Commenter

[smile]Clarification: this event had been pushed back from Saturday, Dec. 9, to this new date, Sunday, Dec. 17, due to the bad snow day on Dec. 9.

Anonymous Commenter

Any chance it will be open again on Saturday the 23rd. So bummed I missed it last weekend.

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