NORTH PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The School District of Philadelphia is getting a new high school next year.
In a unique partnership, the Philadelphia Housing Authority is buying the old Vaux High building for $2 million, and will be spending up to $15 million more to renovate it.
It will be managed by an outside contractor called Big Picture Learning.
The school is set to reopen in September, with a focus on internships and college preparation, eventually serving 500 students.
New high school coming to North Philadelphia in 2017