PCSD has completed the development of 2079 Saturn Avenue. The project is an adaptive re-use of a former manufacturing facility. The innovative school site houses two charter schools that operate independently in their own core classroom space and share centrally located facilities. Aspire Public Schools operates Centennial College Preparatory, a middle school for approximately 400 students, while the Alliance for College Ready Public Schools operates Huntington Park College Ready Academy, a high school for 500 students.
The school site is approximately three acres, with the building totaling about 77,000 square feet. The school has 45 classrooms, a library, administrative offices, physical education facilities, serving kitchens, a parent center, and dedicated specialty classrooms for science instruction. Additional features include increased natural light via skylights and glazing, on-site parking, security fencing and extensive landscaping.
These new seats most directly serve the needs of students that live in the Gage Middle School and Huntington Park High School attendance areas, two schools that are among the most overcrowded in the nation. The 2071 Saturn Avenue school site relieves overcrowding in the City of Huntington Park by increasing seat capacity, providing quality public education options for students, raising educational achievement levels, and providing education on a traditional two- semester academic calendar.
The total project cost is $13.3 million. The school site opened September 2006.