From the Ashes… Following an unfortunate off-hours fire in March 2014 at the high school that rendered the administration wing, library and one of the two academic wings unsuitable for reuse, the innovative Dickinson Catholic Schools (DCS) Leadership Team embraced the opportunity to turn tragedy into triumph. They embarked on the development of a Master Plan for the 7-12th grade High School and the two pre-K – 6th grade schools under their direction, all while fast-tracked renovations were occurring to the salvageable building sections to enable the high school to open for the 2014-2015 school year. With a tight timeline for conclusions to the Master Plan desired by the DCS, the H&A team conducted intensive on-site discussions with the Leadership Team, as well as one on one interviews with the Department Chairs, in order to gain insight and perspective into the inner character and needs of the school. From those discussions, online surveys were developed to obtain further input from the remaining faculty, and the alumni and parents. The conclusions from all discussions and surveys formed the basis for the direction of the Master Plan and supports development of a one building pre-K through 12 combined school. An affirmative Board vote has occurred and, pending the Bishops approval, has paved the way for the locally historic project to become reality. The new high school is scheduled to open for students the fall of 2016, with the new elementary school following in 2018.