Run by Methodist Medical Center, the school's health facility received a $304,388 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Construction will expand and renovate the space. The school's medical center was in jeopardy of losing it's state certification; it was so out of date it was no longer meeting requirements.
The project is set to be finished in the fall of 2013, director of Methodist's in-school health program, Stacy DeJaynes said it's a project that is much needed.
"Within the restricted space that we've been in we've had a limited amount of space to even provide staff there and services on a daily basis. So we'll have additional exam rooms, add staff there, we'll have additional hours and we'll be able to serve more students," DeJaynes said.
The grant is a small chunk of an $80-million federal grant going to schools all over the country.