Over the past year, SCA’s Board and administrative team have been working to acquire financing to purchase the SCA building, additional land surrounding SCA, and secure funds for expansion.
On December 28th, SCA closed a loan with BB&T. Through this loan, SCA now owns the building, which was previously leased from the developer, as well as close to thirty acres surrounding the school.
On January 9th, SCA’s Board voted to accept the apparent low bid of $913,444.00 for construction from Kellerman Construction. Construction will begin in the next few weeks to build an additional wing behind the 2nd/3rd grade hall. This wing will include large rooms for music and physical education, four additional classrooms, and four small intervention rooms.
“We are thrilled to be able to expand our school building to better serve the needs of our scholars,” said Mandy Avera, Dean of Students. “We look forward to breaking ground in February, and the new building will be ready for the 2018-2019 school year.”
The four additional classrooms were designed to provide space for special education, gifted, and electives. However, when SCA receives approval to expand to add middle grades, these four classrooms will allow space to house sixth grade while a middle school is being built.