Fenton Avenue Charter School has been an independent charter school for more than 20 years. In 2013, Fenton Avenue Charter School was awarded the Hart Vision Award--Charter School of the Year from the California Charter Schools Association.
Fenton Avenue Elementary converted to a charter school in 1993, and was the seventh charter school in California. In 2013, Fenton Primary Center opened in order to serve the youngest Fenton students. In 2015, Fenton Leadership and STEM Academies opened in Sun Valley. Pacific Charter School Development partnered with Fenton on the development and construction of both schools, which are excellent examples of the types of innovative and responsive school design possible in partnership with PCSD.