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Picked upload! *Updated 12/26/07* American High School (requested by Tiptap)

by twoflower Posted 8th Apr 2006 at 5:08 AM - Updated 8th Apr 2009 at 4:51 PM by twoflower : added fixed version, added info for running school
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This requested lot was a real challenge for me, but I had fun seeing how much I could do with it. I used red & black a lot, which were my high school colors. I built this to be used as a school with teachers that live in the upstairs dorms, but I suppose it could have other uses. Maybe it could be used as a boarding school, or a gigantic dormitory. I forgot to make a computer lab, but it would be easy to do by putting computers on the tables in a classroom or in the cubicles in the library.

Edit 12/26/07: I have added a fixed version of the school. No one has complained, but it bothered me. When I built it originally, I used Numenor's Unlevel Walls in a few places, which leaves a few holes in the building for anyone without that particular mod installed. These holes were in the back of the school, affecting the base of the gym wall and part of the greenhouse walls. The fixed greenhouse's roof isn't quite as nicely curved as it was originally, but we can't have it all. Other those couple of changes, it is identical to the original school. The last attached photo shows the new greenhouse roof.

Edit 12/22/06: I've had a few requests to provide a .zip file of my school for those unable to open .rar files. Since I'm not supposed to provide both files types here on MTS2, this is a link to download it in .zip format: http://www.box.net/public/422kmvbs8x#main

If you read nothing else, for the love of all that is holy, please read this:
This is lot is a house. I can do nothing to make it work like a school for you because the game just doesn't see it as a school. Even if you change it to a community lot, it will still not be a school. This is not my fault - blame Maxis/EA. If you want to play this lot as a school, leave it as a residential lot and use Inge's hacks from Simlogical here:


There is also a downloadable tutorial on Inge's forum with instructions on running a school here:


P.S. I am sorry, but I'm not Inge, and I don't offer support on running a school. Please politely ask questions at the forums on Simlogical for support on using her awesome school hacks.

~4x3 lot
~$379K -Education is expensive
~8 dorms (3rd floor)
~art classroom
~other classrooms (include politics podium)
~science lab (w/ medical & science career rewards)
~gym (w/ obstacle course)
~auditorium (set up for school pictures)
~greenhouse (w/ hydroponic gardens and money trees)
~home economics room (w/ chocolate machine & florist table)
~music room
~shop class (w/ robot workbench & toy bench)
~workout room (w/ punching bag)
~locker rooms
~principal's office (w/ lie finder, LOL)
~teachers' lounge
~nurse's office

and probably more.

Custom Content (included):
Simger Sewing Machine by Boblishman
School BlackBoard by Ailias by Ailias
Classroom blackboard + recolors by tabooo of ShinySims

Locker Room Benches
by thefuzmixman
Photography Backdrop and Antique Camera by Targa
Umbrella Studio Light by Numenor
Large Flat Panel TV by johnr2000 and TV recolors by eddief66
Skeleton and Versatile Display Cabinet (1 Square size) by gromit
Office Set ("Cairo" Desk, Office Stuff and Printer) by Solander
Football Trophy by momma"b"
Medical posters by Lethe_s
Transparent floor tile by RGiles (recolored by Chcknmn297)

and 1 custom wall by me.

Shopping List (not included):

American Flag Outdoor Display by FSMCDesigns at Sims Connection
Art Studio Clutter by hippi
Water Cooler by Numenor and Boblishman
Bike, Girls' Bike and BMX Bike by mickyss
(to use for decoration, "park" the bikes in the bike rack by using moveobjects on)

Thank you to all the custom content creators!
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American High School.rar 4.51 MB 9,792 8th Apr 2006
American High School - fixed.zip 5.37 MB 7,986 26th Dec 2007
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Number of bedrooms: 5 or more
Custom Content Included: Build and Buy Mode Content
Furnishings: Fully Furnished