In South Carolina, charter schools continue to spread into new counties

June 04, 2017

Anyone looking for evidence of the growing spread of charter schools could begin their search here.

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Woodlawn Charter reveals design for new school

May 31, 2017

The University of Chicago Charter School gave community tours of its Woodlawn High School Campus, 6300 S. University Ave., which is currently under construction.

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Study: Private dollars give Memphis charter schools edge in per-pupil funding

May 10, 2017

A new study says charter schools in Memphis are bucking a national trend in per-pupil funding, thanks mostly to philanthropic support that has them eclipsing total revenue received by traditional schools.

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TX Senate greenlights $100M for school construction projects

May 01, 2017

The Texas Senate has approved a $100 million, two-year construction spending program for both district and charter schools, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

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The Community Development Trust announces $14 million collaboration with Bank of America, Raza Development Fund to build new charter school in the South Bronx

April 26, 2017

The Community Development Trust ("CDT"), Raza Development Fund ("RDF") and Bank of America Merrill Lynch ("BofAML") are collaborating to invest $14 million toward the construction of a new $16.5 million school in partnership with the Classical Charter Schools ("CCS") network that serves students in the South Bronx, New York.

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From shipyard to schoolyard: Pacoima charter school gets unique new classrooms

April 21, 2017

On Friday, hundreds of students gathered on a playground at Vaughn Next Century Learning Center in Pacoima for what the school’s principal likened to an old-fashioned barn-raising.

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Charter schools transform classrooms into flexible learning environments

April 13, 2017

An unusual cluster of bright-colored schools, perched on a well-landscaped hillside adjacent to a shopping mall in Richmond, have become models of innovation for breaking down the conventional ways that schools are designed.

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Construction nears for Side by Side Charter School’s new building

April 11, 2017

Side by Side Charter School, the city’s only regional public charter school, will start construction on a new $3.6 million, 11,600-square-foot building at its South Norwalk campus this summer.

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Arapahoe Charter School to celebrate new facility

March 26, 2017

A major school construction project kicks off April 7 when Arapahoe Charter School hosts a community groundbreaking and the start of construction on a new $8.9 million facility.

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Loveland Classical adds gym to new school

February 17, 2017

Loveland Classical Schools is adding a gym onto its new campus that is under construction thanks to cost savings, reserves and donations.

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L.A.K.E. Foundation grateful for local expertise for new Crosslake Community Charter School

February 14, 2017

Design, legal, marketing and business professionals in the Crosslake area pitch in their time and know-how to help build on the success of the school.

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North Las Vegas campus to join ever-growing charter school field

January 16, 2017

Legacy Traditional Schools was set to break ground on its first Nevada campus in North Las Vegas.

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Chinese-immersion charter school in West Columbia plans major expansion

January 15, 2017

Students in Lige Zhao’s class danced in a circle as they greeted each other as part of a recent lesson in Chinese language at East Point Academy.

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South OKC charter school secures larger facility

January 09, 2017

Santa Fe South Schools, a K-12 charter that serves 2,400 students, could grow by as many as 500 students when the high school moves into a 157,000-square-foot building on the grounds of the old Crossroads Mall.

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Escondido Charter High School Goes Solar with Baker Electric

January 04, 2017

Baker Electric Solar, a full-service solar company, recently designed and installed another successful commercial solar system, this time at Escondido Charter High School (ECHS).

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Charter school to break ground on unified campus

December 28, 2016

The South Maui Learning Ohana will break ground Friday on a new building and central campus for Kihei Charter School, which has been spread out across three separate locations for more than a decade.

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Pueblo West Metro district, charter school partner up

December 22, 2016

Set to open a second campus in Fulton Heights, Pueblo School for the Arts and Sciences next presence may be in Pueblo West.

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Ramtech Nearing Completion of Finish-out Phase on Permanent Modular Building for Arlington (TX) Classics Academy Charter School

December 21, 2016

Design-build construction firm Ramtech Building Systems of Mansfield, Texas has announced that the company is nearing completion of the interior and exterior finish-out phase on the construction of a new 37,329 square foot modular school building for Arlington Classics Academy.

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DECA using grant to expand elementary school

December 18, 2016

DECA Prep, part of the Dayton Early College Academy charter school group, last week celebrated plans to expand the elementary school for next fall, thanks in part to a state grant.

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Charter School Capital Acquires Five Florida Charter School Facilities for $71.74 Million

December 12, 2016

Charter School Capital, the nation's leading provider of growth capital and facilities financing to charter schools, announced today that its facilities arm, American Education Properties (AEP), has acquired five Florida charter school facilities for $71.74 million from ESJ Capital Partners and MG3 Developer Group. The transaction was funded in late November, 2016.

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$1.2M project to improve Dayton charter school campus

December 07, 2016

A Dayton charter school is preparing to start the second phase of a $1.2 million campus project, aided by state funding for high performing charters.

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Riverside REACH charter school set to expand

December 01, 2016

For the past four years, they’ve been nomads in search of the right home.

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Charter school sees some fruits of RFSD bond money

November 16, 2016

The lone charter school to operate under the umbrella of the Roaring Fork School District, Carbondale Community School, is sharing some of the benefit from the $122 million bond issue that was approved last year.

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ResponsiveEd Funds Growth of Charters Schools Through $65 Million Bond Sale

November 15, 2016

Just as students returned to their campuses this fall, Responsive Education Solutions (ResponsiveEd) completed the sale of a $68 million bond package that will power the growth of the charter school operator into the next decade.

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Blackstone Valley Prep breaks ground on new Cumberland high school

November 14, 2016

Blackstone Valley Prep, a mayoral charter school, broke ground on a new $10-million high school Monday on the site of a former lumber center in Valley Falls.

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D.tech seeks new home – temporarily: Charter school needs stopgap facility between start of school year, Oracle building opening

November 07, 2016

The quest for adequate accommodations continues for Design Tech High School, as officials are seeking a temporary home for the charter school while construction of its new building is completed.

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Students build their careers in high school construction program

November 03, 2016

If you’re tempted by the tiny house movement and think 160 square feet is just about right for your needs, you may want to contact the Academy of Construction and Design (ACAD) at IDEA Public Charter School in Northeast Washington.

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In the Know: Immokalee Road bridge to connect to future charter school in Estates

October 31, 2016

Q: What is being built just east of TwinEagles on Immokalee Road? Looks like a bridge. — Bill Tilden, Golden Gate Estates

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Sebastopol Independent Charter School seeks approval for new campus

October 24, 2016

Parents and representatives of a popular Sebastopol charter school will make a stand before county supervisors today in hopes they can finally win approval for construction of a permanent campus at the north edge of town.

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Turner-Agassi Charter School Facilities Fund And Kipp San Antonio Formally Open New Campus For Charter Schools

October 06, 2016

Andre Agassi, Bobby Turner and other leaders from the Turner-Agassi Charter School Facilities Fund joined with KIPP San Antonio, former San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros, and other dignitaries today to celebrate the opening of the KIPP San Antonio Cevallos Campus, the permanent home for three KIPP San Antonio public schools and the fund's second investment in the city.

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Charter high school uses JEDA financing for permanent location

October 03, 2016

More than $6 million in tax-exempt financing has been used to build a new, permanent school building for the Greer Middle College Charter High School in Taylors.

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Phelps Construction Group Completes New Charter School in Newark

September 20, 2016

Phelps Construction Group has completed another Charter School project in Newark - the design and construction of Newark Collegiate Academy, a new high school for KIPP:NJ, on Littleton Avenue.

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Loan to put eStem location at UALR

September 15, 2016

A no-interest loan of up to $11.4 million from the Walton Family Foundation of Bentonville will result in enhancements for loan-recipient eStem Public Charter Schools Inc. and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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KIPP DC’s 15-year celebration culminates with new school facility

September 12, 2016

Before Kenya Johnson enrolled at KIPP DC Key Academy, she attended a traditional public school where top students earned around a 3.6 grade point average. Now a senior at KIPP College Preparatory, she has balanced athletics with schoolwork, earning a 4.21 GPA and taking classes at Stanford University.

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Loveland charter school buys current facility, preps to break ground on new building

September 06, 2016

A charter school in Loveland recently purchased its current facility for $6.85 million and plans to break ground this month on a new building for grades 6-12 at a separate site to accommodate growth.

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School construction becomes big business for Sonoma County designers, builders

August 28, 2016

This is the era of billions when it comes to quantifying all the construction work in the works at Sonoma County’s public schools and community college.

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Two Columbus charter schools will get state money to expand

August 20, 2016

Two high-performing Columbus charter schools are among eight statewide to receive a first-ever state grant to help renovate and expand their buildings.

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D.tech to break ground at Oracle: Event paves way for construction of unique school on tech titan campus

August 12, 2016

After a long and occasionally difficult search for a permanent home, construction of the new Design Tech High School building is set to soon begin on the campus of Oracle Corporation.

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District Banking on $20M Charter School Building Paying Off in the Long Run

July 29, 2016

This week, the San Diego Unified school board approved $20 million in bond money so Innovations Academy, a charter school in Scripps Ranch, can build a new school. Many parents and residents and Scripps Ranch opposed the school board’s decision because it means the district is one step closer to building an apartment complex on the land where Innovations Academy currently sits.

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Young Scholars expansion plans underway

July 10, 2016

It’s going to be a busy couple years at Young Scholars of Central Pennsylvania Charter School as it undergoes an expansion starting this summer that, in total, could add more than 40,000 square feet of space to the Westerly Parkway building.

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New charter school wins Kellogg grant

July 08, 2016

Siembra Leadership High School, a new business-focused charter school opening in Downtown Albuquerque this fall, has won a major grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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Urbahn Architects completes $5.1 million, 25,700 s/f addition to BelovED Community Charter School

June 21, 2016

The New York City architectural and planning firm of Urbahn Architects has completed a ground-up addition to the BelovED Community Charter School. Located at 508 Grand St., the three-story, 25,700 s/f, $5.1 million addition houses 240 students in grades K-5. Established in 2012 by city residents with the assistance of Bret Schundler, a former mayor and former commissioner of education for the state of New Jersey, BelovED is named in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision of the “Beloved Community.” The school currently serves 720 students.

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