Charter Schools USA is now the official owner of two Osceola County charter schools that opened in the fall.
The Ft. Lauderdale-based company paid $15.76 million to its builder, Ryan Companies, last week for the 92,000-square-foot Four Corners Upper School. Located on 16 acres in Stoneybrook, the school recently expanded to include grades 6-12. The school is open to students from Osceola, Polk, Lake and Orange counties.
At capacity, the school will house 1,200 middle and high school students, according to a press release. In the first year, students were accepted in grades 6-9 with additional grades added in subsequent years. Fifth and sixth grade students currently enrolled at Four Corners Charter School began the 2015-16 school year in the new building.
The school is governed by Renaissance Charter School, Inc., a not-for-profit board that currently holds charters for 30 schools in Florida.
The company, which owns and manages more than 50 charter schools in Florida, also closed on the purchase of Renaissance Charter School at Tapestry. Charter Schools USA paid Ryan Companies $16.7 million for the K-8 school, which is located at 2510 W. Carrol St. in Kissimmee.