Pasadena City College, a community college and public charter school, has announced plans to open a new campus in the city, adding to the growth of its new community college network.
The College of the Future, which is based in the community of Rosemont, has signed a lease for the $400 million site and is working with Pasadena Mayor Greg Stanton and the Pasadena City Council to begin construction on the school in 2019.
The College of The Future’s first semester will begin in 2019, and the school is planning a full-time faculty of 150.
The new campus will be home to more than 100 students, including about half of the new class of 2019.
It will also be the site of Pasadena’s first community college.
“I think it’s very exciting for us to be able to be in Pasadena, where we have the best and most vibrant community college system in the country, and we can make a difference,” College of Future president Joe McPherson said.
“This is not just a community school.
It’s a new model that will create more opportunities for students in the future,” he said.
The Pasadena City Colleges Community College network is one of the fastest growing in the state and provides students with access to a full range of programs.
In the future, it could be a model for other communities to emulate, said Jim Siegel, president of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.
“We have a huge network of community colleges that are providing access to good-paying jobs, a variety of programs and even financial aid,” he told CBS Los Angeles.
The community college’s new campus is just one of dozens of new charter schools opening in Pasadena in the coming years.
More than 4,000 charter schools are currently operating in the Los Angeles area, and more than 30 percent of them have already opened.
The number of charter schools in the United States is expected to grow by an average of more than 60 percent over the next five years, according to the National Charter School Association.
A charter school is a privately-run school that enrolls students in a private-sector program that pays them tuition and fees, and has no government support.
There are more than 10,000 publicly-owned charter schools nationwide, according the National Association of Charter School Authorizers.
The college’s school is the third in the Pasadena community college chain, following the Pasadena College of Technology and Pasadena College Preparatory.
The school will also include an on-campus cafeteria and library, a sports complex and an amphitheater.
Pasadena’s charter schools have opened in Los Angeles, Miami and Orlando, Florida.
The city’s new community colleges will be the first in the region to open as charter schools.
The city began pilot programs in 2016 to offer online education at public colleges and universities, with a goal of having a full community college by 2020.
In Pasadena, the first community colleges opened in 2019 with about 25 students enrolled.
The campus will include a residential campus for students who want to remain in the area, as well as classrooms and offices for those students.
The opening of Pasadena City Schools will help it to expand its network and provide more students with a chance to get an education, said Mark Fink, vice president of business development for the Pasadena Civic Association.
“Pasadena City College is committed to providing a great learning environment for our students, and that includes a school for all levels of students,” he wrote in an email.
“For the first time, students will have a new and affordable option for college education that will be a great way to get their foot in the door and become an expert at Pasadena’s unique and thriving community college sector.”