Case Studies--Charter Schools

Title Abstract Publication Date
2006 Notable Projects: Schools. Case studies, including project description, project team, and photographs, of the following schools: Perspectives Charter School, Chicago, IL, Perkins+Will; Perth Amboy High School, Perth Amboy, NJ... 12/31/2005
A Growing School. Describes the design and construction of the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in West Las Vegas, a charter school for underprivileged children. Includes various project data. 12/31/2002
A Learning Community. Profiles the The Denver School of Science & Technology, a charter school with open and flexible spaces that accommodate collaborative learning, team teaching, and small learning communities . The... 12/31/2006
A New Approach in Chicago. Describes Chicago's Renaissance 2010 Neighborhood Schools Program, which aims to turn around the city's most troubled elementary and high schools by creating 100 new small neighborhood... 06/30/2004
A Perfect MATCH Case study of the Media and Technology Charter High School (MATCH) in Boston, Massachusetts. The new charter school was designed as a renovation and adaptive reuse of a concrete-framed building. The... 01/31/2004
Alfred Kiger Savoy Elementary School Modernization and Co-Location Project. Presents the plans for an upgraded Washington, D.C., elementary school campus which will subsequently host a renovated 40-year old school and a new public charter school. A project summary, plans... 11/30/2006
Back to the Future. Profiles Detroit's Henry Ford Academy, a grade 6-12 charter school in an historic building in Detroit's New Center district. The Art Deco structure was designed by Albert Kahn in 1928 for... 12/31/2009
Build It Well and the Children Will Come. Profiles the creation of the DC Prep charter school in an 1970's abandoned and run-down former District of Columbia school. In only 40 days, the window- and wall-less open classroom plan was... 12/31/2008
Builder Teams with Municipality to Provide all School Services Pembroke Pines, Florida, is to have the first municipally run open-enrollment charter school, with turnkey educational services being provided by a division of the Haskell Company, a design-build... 04/05/1998
Building a Learning Community Describes the charter school located within the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, and discusses theories of school design that should reflect the input of all stakeholders, including the... 01/31/1998
Building Blueprints: Adaptive Reuse. Reviews two adaptive reuse projects involving Colorado schools. In the first, a corporate office was converted into a K-12 charter school. In the second, a former high school was converted into a... 04/30/2008
Building Blueprints: Magnet and Charter Schools. Reviews recommendations for these specialized schools. These include selection of sites accessible by students from many areas, or close to supporting institutions; subtle differences between... 09/30/2007
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Middle School, Los Angeles, California. Describes the title school building, a middle school housed in an 8,500-square-foot, one-story former warehouse and an adjacent 10,500-square-foot, three-story former office building. Building... 02/28/2003
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy, Los Angeles, California. Discusses how an architectural firm took an abandoned mini-mall in Los Angeles and converted it into a charter school that helped revive the neighborhood in the process. Describes the title school... 01/31/2001
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy. This provide text and images of the Camino Nuevo Charter Academy in Los Angeles, California. This charter school was founded by a non-profit community support group in Westlake. It was created by... 12/31/2002
Camino Nuevo Middle School, Los Angeles, California. Presents a post-occupancy evaluation of this charter school created within an adapted industrial building in a blighted neighborhood. The avant-garde building houses public services and features ten... 03/31/2006
Charles H. Shaw Technology and Learning Center. Profiles the conversion of an abandoned 1905 power house in Chicago into a charter high school. Extensive photographs and plans illustrate the transformation that left a significant amount of the... 01/31/2010
Charter Campus Set to Open. Description of the Escondido Charter High School in San Diego, a $10 million school that will serve 1,000 students. The school features a state-of-the-art technology building, a two-story... 07/31/2003
Charter School: Up and Running. This article describes how modular construction enabled Newark Charter School in Newark, Delaware to meet its deadlines, tight budget, house 435 students between the fifth and seventh grades, and... 12/31/2001
Charter Schools Benefit Community Economic Development. Charter schools have proven an effective tool for urban economic development by reviving communities, providing services, and renovating older buildings. Because charter schools are not provided with... 10/31/2003
Chartered Territory. Describes The Accelerated School in Los Angeles, a charter facility in a distressed urban setting that features high security without looking like a fortress. The educational program was successfully... 08/31/2005
Christel House Academy: Planning and Designing a Charter School. Narrates the planning and design of this charter school for impoverished children in Indianapolis. The description of the process is followed by details of the design of the K-4 section and then the... 12/31/2002
Concept Plan for Relocation to the Nichols Avenue School. Presents a conceptual plan for locating a law-related charter high school to a small, historic neighborhood school building. The deficiencies described include lack of administrative, physical... 12/28/2003
Delivering a Dream. Describes a permanent modular addition to the Mathematics, Civics and Sciences Charter School of Philadelphia, which was built in six months, including sixteen weeks of factory construction. The... 12/31/2003
Designing a High School for Collaborative, Project-based Learning. Case study of the design for the Harbor City International School, a public charter school in downtown Duluth, Minnesota. The floor plan includes a social team area, quiet team area, student work... 05/31/2002