Samueli Academy

At final build-out, the 7.1-acre campus will encompass nearly 150,000 SF of space serving 800 students in grades seven through 12. Facilities will include academic and administration buildings, a Student Innovation Center, gymnasium and locker room facilities, and a three-story residential facility serving up to 80 foster youth.

Griffin provided program and construction management services for Samueli Academy, a gold ribbon public charter high school originally established by the Orangewood Foundation.

The master plan for the 7.1-acre campus encompasses nearly 150,000 square-feet of academic, sports and residential facilities to be constructed in phases. The Academy’s capacity will be 800 students at final build out for grades seven through 12, with up to 80 students living onsite in a group foster home setting during the school week.

Phases 1 and 2 are complete which included site development, temporary classrooms, an administration building, and a 50,000 SF, two-story classroom building. Griffin is currently performing program and construction management for Phase 3, which includes a 50,000 SF, three-story Student Innovation Center; a 19,000 SF, two-story middle school; and a three-story student residence building. Phase 4 will feature 25,800 SF gymnasium and locker room facility.

Samueli Academy offers local foster teens and community youth, from educationally under-served communities an alternative choice. The school features state of the art, interactive classrooms with cutting edge technology that supports the Academy’s STEM-Focused, college-prep curriculum. Since Samueli Academy opened, 98% of its seniors have graduated, with 96% going on to attend college.


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Samueli Academy