George Washington Carver School of Arts
Education — Sacramento, CA

George Washington Carver School of Arts

Formerly known as America’s Choice High School, the Sacramento City Unified School District developed a 13-acre vacant lot for this 45,808-square-foot new 500 student high school, built by McCarthy's public school construction team. This new school consisted of the construction of eight separate buildings including four classroom buildings, one library and science building, two restroom buildings and one multipurpose building. The project also included construction of a sports field and outdoor amphitheater. The new America’s Choice High School serves a critical function to the Sacramento community. 

There were a number of challenging aspects to this project including cost, complex wood framing and barrel roofs. These challenges were overcome by a collaborative lease-leaseback approach. McCarthy substantially completed the project 45 days early.


  • HMR Architects


  • Laugenour & Meikle Civil Engineers
  • Chase Electrical Engineers, Inc.
  • Peters Engineering, Inc.

America's Choice High School was built to serve a critical function for Sacramento's dedicated and college-bound student body. It was designed with the highest educational mission in mind – to accelerate our students' learning experience and improve academic achievement. McCarthy, Regent and HMR delivered a facility that exceeded our expectations.

Rick Jennings
School Board member & Chairman of the Facilities Committee, SCUSD


Jay Yost

Jay Yost

3721 Douglas Blvd
Suite 180
Roseville, CA 95661