El Sol Academy is re-developing its existing school site into a campus with 38 permanent classrooms, academic enrichment space, multipurpose space, administration space, and the SOS-El Sol Wellness Center. The site is located in downtown Santa Ana on two parcels totaling 2.38 acres. The property was secured through a long-term ground lease with Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD). The previous campus configuration was inadequate for the school’s program, with portable classrooms, a dilapidated two-story building, and a residential home converted to administration.
The re-development is taking place in two phases. Phase 1created a two-story DSA-approved 12-classroom modular facility for 300 students in grades 3-5, and was completed in December 2013. Phase 2 is currently underway, and will include a health clinic.