More than 900 Yarmouth students in grades 9 to 12, will soon attend a new high school. The Department of Education will replace Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School with a new $24.9-million facility, which is expected to open in 2011. “Investing in a new high school for Yarmouth will ensure the area’s students are well-prepared for a successful future,” said Education Minister Karen Casey. Ms. Casey made the announcement this morning at an assembly of Yarmouth Consolidated’s students. “Government has made Educating to Compete a priority. One way to do that is to build effective, safe and healthy learning environments.” Yarmouth Consolidated was originally planned to be renovated, but the Tri-County Regional School Board’s priorities for capital projects changed. The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal will begin potential site assessment soon. A landowner has offered to donate land for the new school and it will be considered under the site-assessment process.