The Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) will break ground on the construction of two new magnet schools Thursday, including a school in Windsor.
Windsor will be the home of CREC's Academy of Aerospace and Engineering, which will be located on Kennedy Road.
The second school CREC will begin construction on Thursday is the Discovery Academy in Wethersfield.
According to CREC, Windsor's new Academy of Aerospace and Engineering site will include features "designed to enhance the school's core curriculum.
The building was designed to facilitate the education of students for careers in aerospace and engineering.
A "zinc-clad curved 'wing,'" which will be visible from Kennedy Road, will house the school's middle school science laboratories. An image of the Hubbell Telescope will adorn the exterior of the school's auditorium. The entrance to the school's media lab will be intended to mimic NASA's "mission control." Additionally, the appearance of an airplane hangar will be included with a quarter-barrel roof that will house the school's gymnasium.
"These schools are investments that will have great payoffs for Connecticut's economy and residents in the short and long term," John Mena, CREC's director of construction said. "We are proud to be a part of something that will benefit students and their communities now and for years to come."
Construction of both schools will be managed by CREC's construction services, according to CREC.