High-quality charter schools: PCSD invests with the best non-profit charter schools in each region. PCSD evaluates potential clients based on publicly available data, such as the California School Dashboard and standardized test data, as well as client-specific data such as enrollment projections, waitlists, and board governance.
Underserved students: In each region PCSD serves, many students, especially low-income students and students of color, are not served well by their traditional public schools.
How we work: PCSD traditionally provides turnkey development services, in addition to project management and consulting services. PCSD oversees design, construction and closeout to ensure projects are delivered on time and budget.
- Affordable: PCSD aims to keep ongoing facilities cost at or below 15% of per pupil revenue. PCSD leverages traditional loan financing, the bond market, New Markets Tax Credits, and state bond funds to lower the cost to schools so that more money can be directed to the classroom.
- Expertise: PCSD has a bench of proven architects and contractors who have designed and built charter schools on time and on budget.
- Connections: PCSD has established key relationships with public agencies to streamline approvals.