Yes, I believe the school will start with 9th -11th graders the first year. Everyone in the HC neighborhood is very excited. We had Highland Creek Elementary open this year in the neighborhood and the parents are very involved.
The registration and open house was held at the elementary school. I know of many parents that pulled their kids out of private school to give the new Mallard Creek a try. The students had an option to stay at N. Meck. or go to the new school. I have met parents who children are staying at N. Meck (usually 11th graders who have an established set of friends). Many of the others are moving to the new school.
When are your plans to move? I can give you an update when the school opens if you are not moving this year.