Central High School

Central High School

High school goes high tech.

The Central High School Graphics Arts, Media, and Communications Academy is a specialized career-based program that offers students the opportunity to explore graphic arts, graphic design, multimedia, audio, and video production through hands-on learning with equipment, materials, and processes currently used in the industry. To support this program, PRIME AE oversaw engineering design that converted traditional classrooms and studios into connected high-tech classrooms, computer graphics labs, and a state-of-the-art audio and visual recording/broadcasting studio where the school’s morning news program is broadcast.

The fully connected classroom serves as lecture and prep space prior to hands-on training in the studio spaces. The computer graphics labs house 28 graphic computer stations, collaborative work tables, and serve as teaching classrooms. The recording and broadcast studios are acoustically separated from the main building and each other and are served by a single join control room with direct visual observation to both studios. The audio studio is acoustically treated for proper sound and the TV studio contains two recording/broadcast settings, green screen, and lighting grids.

As a result of the engineering work by PRIME AE, students gain leading-edge experience to prepare them for careers in the arts, media, and communications.

Client / Owner

Prince George’s County Public Schools, MD

Key Features

Key Feature
1 control room
28 graphic stations
Audio and visual recording and broadcasting studio

Project Achievements

Traditional classrooms and studios have been transformed into connected high-tech classrooms, computer graphics labs, and a state-of-the-art audio and visual recording/broadcasting studio where the school’s morning news program is broadcast.

  • Successful conversion of traditional classrooms and studios into modern high-tech classrooms and computer graphics labs.
  • Installation of a state-of-the-art audio and visual recording/broadcasting studio.
  • Creation of a fully connected classroom to facilitate hands-on training in the studio spaces.
  • Design and installation of acoustically separated recording and broadcast studios with proper sound treatment and lighting grids.
  • Use of collaborative work tables to promote group learning and teamwork.
  • Integration of 28 graphic computer stations for enhanced graphics design training.
  • Successful implementation of a single joint control room with direct visual observation to both studios.

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