Students starting at Houston County High School on August 3 might not be able to recognize it.
"The summer has allowed us to do some of our major projects," explains principal, Dr. Doug Rizer.
Construction started in January, but they have been doing some homework since school let out for summer break.
Not only does the school have a new exterior with covered walkways, but when students walk through the doors, the inside is different, too.
Rizer says security will be improved by changing the entrance. Visitors will have to go through the office before being able to enter the hallways.
After 25 years, Rizer believes it was time for change.
"Having a student body close to, at some points, over 2000 kids," he says, "It wears things down."