Many of the graduates still live in the area and remain invested in what happens to "their" school.
"It's nice to see them coming back from just storage and revisiting the heritage. A lot of people graduated school here," Stasick added.
If the project goes well in the high school, the other buildings could become apartments as well.
"It's been mixed reviews, honestly," DeBaise said. "I think the more that we ease them and talk to them about it the more receptive they have been to it ... I think ultimately it will be a really good thing for the community."