August 17, 2016 – Dougherty Valley High School celebrated the opening of the school’s Expansion/Addition Project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new building adds 12 classrooms, seven of which are science labs, including a classroom for the school’s green technology and alternative energy education program.
Located in the rapidly developing San Ramon Valley, increased student population precipitated the need for additional classrooms and lab space, and the development of adjacent outdoor spaces for students to meet and interact between classes. A unique feature included in the project is a Career Technical Education Lab focused on green technologies where students are able to learn about passive and active energy systems (thermal mass, heating and cooling systems, Photovoltaic panels, solar thermal systems, etc.) both in the lab and outdoors in a dedicated learning courtyard.
Funding was provided by Measure D, San Ramon Valley voters in November 2012.