Roseville, Calif.- Officials from John Adams Academy (JAA) charter school in Roseville announced they are in agreement to purchase the former Heald College, in the Sierra Gate Educational Complex, to increase their existing JAA K-12 campus.
The purchase is expected to close in June.
The 50,000 square feet, two-story building was formerly utilized by Heald College for adult education, therefore significant tenant improvements will not be required. The building will be used primarily for administration and grades 7-12 and is expected to be ready for scholars when school resumes in the fall.
This purchase comes on the heels of JAA’s purchase of their existing Sierra Gate campus, which the academy had leased and occupied for nearly four years. In addition, the school has built an outdoor amphitheater and is in the process of building a multi-purpose room. School officials anticipate scholar enrollment to increase by 500 scholars in 2015, with plans to hire an additional 15-20 new teachers and staff.
By focusing on a traditional classical leadership education for kindergarten through twelfth grade, John Adams Academy develops servant leaders and instills an appreciation for America’s heritage. The Roseville campus, located at 1 Sierra Gate Plaza, has reached 900 K-12 scholars since opening in 2011 and currently has a waiting list of over 500. In addition to the Sierra Gate campus, John Adams Academy is working on the entitlement process to build a campus in Lincoln, CA, which is expected to accommodate scholars in the 2017-2018 school year.
“This purchase opportunity came along at the right time. Demand for thinkers, entrepreneurs and leaders is immense. We are fortunate the timing has worked for us,” said JAA Founder Dr. Dean Forman. “We are filling a need in the community, and frankly, the nation.”
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