SCHS opened its doors to students on August 15, 2002. The facility located on Lower Station Camp Creek Road was not completed, so students and staff had to meet at 695 East Main Street in Gallatin. The temporary facility was the former Gallatin Junior High that was being renovated to house the administrative offices of the Sumner Co. Board of Education. For two months, classes met in former classrooms, portables, and temporary classrooms in the Teacher Center. During those two months, our population exceeded predictions causing some classes to be moved and additional teachers to be hired.
On October 28, 2002, we celebrated our Coming Home with a parade from our temporary home through Gallatin to our permanent home at 600 Lower Station Camp Creek Road. Even though, we were at our permanent location, all of the building was not complete. We had lunches delivered each day from Rucker-Stewart Middle School and students were served and ate in three unused classrooms until April 23, 2003, when the Bison Food Court opened. The gymnasium was not complete and the auditorium was still a large water-filled hole. The year continued with the Theatre Arts performance at the Gallatin Civic Center and basketball games played at Rucker-Stewart. The gymnasium was completed before the end of the year and, on May 23, 2003, 32 seniors crossed the gym floor to be the first graduates of Station Camp High School.
Progress continued through the 2003-04 school year with the auditorium being completed. Additional vocational and fine arts rooms were also ready for use. Outside, the landscaping was improved, parking areas were paved, and a school sign was erected. Our second graduating class had 71 seniors. Fall of 2003 was also the opening date for our main feeder school, Knox Doss Middle School, on adjacent property.
When the 2004-05 school year began, we felt settled; the building was complete except for areas that needed finishing touches by the contractor. Our third graduating class in May 2005 had 155 seniors. Our fine arts department had grown to full time theatre and dance teachers, and the vocational department had a new construction program. Academically, we added three new AP classes.