The Natrona County School District is moving forward with plans to construct a new high school in the Casper area.

The nearly $37 million deal was struck between the school district and Laramie-based Groathouse Construction on Monday.

The firm will be tasked with building the new Roosevelt High School and the Center for Advanced and Professional Studies on the city’s north side.

Officials say construction should begin by around April, and the new school should open its doors to students by 2016. District officials say the school should have a capacity of around 500 students.

Substantial completion should be achieved by October 2015.