HALIFAX -- The Nova Scotia government says it will spend $85 million on a dozen new school projects -- including a new high school in Bedford. 

"I am pleased to announce 12 new projects in 11 communities across the province under the multi-year school capital plan," said Nova Scotia Education Minister Zach Churchill at an announcement Thursday. "This is in addition to last year's $300-million commitment to support 13 projects on our five-year plan."

The new high school will be built in Bedford Ravines, next to the previously-announced pre-primary to Grade 8 school on Broad Street.

Five schools will get expanded skilled trades facilities and the province plans to buy and renovate a building for use as the adult high school in Windsor.

The five schools that will get skilled-trades facilities are: North Nova Education Centre in New Glasgow, Ecole Par-en-Bas in Tusket, Liverpool Regional High School, East Antigonish Education Centre, and Cape Breton Highlands Education Centre in Inverness.

The $85 million includes money to buy the Newbridge Academy property in Dartmouth for use as an Acadian high school.