Fulton Science Academy breaks ground, again

Fulton Science Academy has broken ground on their new school campus, again. The site on Fanfare Way just off Westside Parkway has languished incomplete for two years in what has become a “Prospect Park” version two.

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Artist rendering of the FSA campus, version two.

FSA is the formerly embattled charter school turned private school. Back in 2011 the then charter school issued revenue bonds through the Alpharetta Development Authority to construct a new campus. Grading for the project began but the school soon faced serious problems. Their charter was revoked by Fulton County citing transparency issues. Attempts to charter with the state failed. The construction project soon stalled and a bond default quickly followed. FSA has operated as a private school since.

In February 2013 a private benefactor purchased the nearly 30 acre tract of land on Fanfare Way in a foreclosure sale on the steps of the Fulton County Courthouse. That benefactor, TruGlobe Inc, still owns the land according to property records available online.

Last week the school pulled a building permit with the city to restart construction on the campus. The figures on the permit suggest the project would be approximately 70,000 square feet, about 20% smaller than the previously planned campus. The permit suggest the project costs in the neighborhood of $10.5 million.

3 Responses to “Fulton Science Academy breaks ground, again”

  1. Kenan Sener June 10, 2014 at 10:35 pm #

    S. Lee,

    Thank you for sharing this great news with Alpharetta community.

    Our school’s new website is http://www.fultonscienceacademy.org.

    After two years of hard work with our students, faculty and parents, we are very happy to come to this point and looking forward to the day we will be moving to our new campus.

    After the constitutional change last year so many people still ask if we will convert to charter again. Our answer is no. We will stay as private. While we are sad that we are no longer a tuition free school for the community, we are very pleased to offer an increasingly higher quality education to our precious students with the opportunities available to us in this private setting.

    Thank you everyone for your support of our school during this process. Without your support, this wouldn’t be possible. THANK YOU!

    Look to this day
    for it is life
    the very life of life.
    In its brief course lie all
    the realities and truths of existence
    the joy of growth
    the splendor of action
    the glory of power.
    For yesterday is but a memory
    And tomorrow is only a vision.
    But today well lived
    makes every yesterday a memory of happiness
    and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
    Look well, therefore, to this day….
    ~ ancient Sanskrit poem ~

    Kenan Sener, Principal
    Fulton Science Academy Private School

  2. Fract L. Geometry August 25, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

    Why do the builders of the new Fulton Science Academy school need to bring construction and project engineers in on visas? Our area economy has not recovered and many experienced people in our area would love to have these jobs! Blue Ocean Construction is applying for the H1B visas (see Visadoor.com). The officers and agent for Blue Ocean Construction are apparent supporters of FSA, however, so we’re happy the business contracts are being kept in the family. We’re so happy these deals are no longer being made with taxpayer money.

  3. Laura Adams November 7, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    Fract, please check your facts. The construction company building the campus is actually a local company called EDT.

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