A long abandoned Walmart facility in Highland is being repurposed and will soon be home to the city’s newest charter school.
Lonnie Yancsurak, Chief Business Officer for Real Journey Academies and the project manager for Entrepreneur High School talked with the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin about his vision for the high school and described it as “wall to wall entrepreneur.”
“There’s a lot of programs that have one or two classes that you can take, business courses, maybe a couple of entrepreneur courses, but we’re actually doing that across the entire curriculum. Kids will actually be doing both a college-prep curriculum [and] an entrepreneur curriculum.”
Entrepreneur High School will not be the only educational institution to take up residence in the old Walmart facility located on Highland Avenue. New Vision Middle School currently located on Pacific Avenue in San Bernardino will move to the facility when it opens later this year.
The new high school plans to open for business in time for the 2018-19 school year. It will begin with ninth graders only and add additional grades as the Class of 2022 moves toward graduation.
The plan calls for the school to reach maximum operating capacity within four years. At full operation, the school will accommodate up to 400 middle school and 800 high school students. Entrepreneur High School and New Vision Middle School are both chartered through the San Bernardino City Unified School District.
To learn more about Entrepreneur High School, visit www.ehschool.org.