|Central Los Angeles Learning Center #1 is a K-5 school, now completed, a middle school, and a high school – all in the context of a single, virtually seamless campus. Advantages to this approach are:
·High density optimization of land use required by the lack of available land in the Mid-Wilshire District of Los Angeles.
·Leveraging key resources to be shared campus-wide (auditorium, library, swimming pool, and the Campus Green).
This integrated concept seeks to establish an academic pride-of-place among community members and students that begins at kindergarten and evolves continuously through high school graduation. Integral to the concept is the idea of family and neighbors, of all ages, committed to the same educational goals, with big brothers and big sisters present on-campus as a resource for formal and informal mentoring.
The K-5 building houses 800 students, is approximately 92,000 square feet and contains 44 classrooms in a two-story structure.