(Los Angeles, CA) Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) Chief Executive Officer, Ana F. Ponce joined students, parents, members of the community, and CNCA Board Members to break ground on the Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Kayne Siart Campus today.
The Kayne Siart Campus, located at 3400 W. 3rd Street between S. Vermont Avenue and S. Virgil Avenue, is scheduled to open for the 2014-2015 school year. This new school will be the permanent building for Camino Nuevo’s Harvard Campus, which is currently housed at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s school campus on Harvard Boulevard in the Wilshire Corridor.
"A permanent home that is beautiful, well-maintained, and safe is essential to the facilitation of student learning and effective delivery of instruction," Camino Nuevo Charter Academy CEO, Ana F. Ponce said.
The 656-seat K-8 school will include 31 classrooms, a multi-purpose room, library, playfields, outdoor playground, recreation area, a faculty lounge, and administrative offices. This project is being financed through a combination of dollars from the State of California Charter Schools Facilities Program and funds from private funders.
About Camino Nuevo Charter Academy:
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy is a community of high-performing public schools that utilizes a comprehensive approach to prepare students from preschool through high school for success in college and in life. CNCA integrates academic rigor, community, family, and wellness to empower students to thrive in a culturally connected and changing world. The organization has been recognized for providing outstanding educational opportunities for children in the Greater MacArthur Park area with a number of local, state, and federal awards. Current enrollment is nearly 3,200 students across seven campuses and a pre-school.
The Harvard Campus has surpassed the state goal of an API score of 800 for the past four years. For the 2012-13 school year, they achieved an API of 864. In addition, this campus is significantly outperforming schools in its surrounding community, earning an API Similar Schools Rank of 10, which means it is in the top 10% of all schools serving a similar demographic population. When compared to all schools statewide, Harvard is in the top 30th percentile.