Altus Academy began its second year in our new location in the heart of North Lawndale. Our new building is a 27,000 sq ft school with over 10 classrooms, offices, meeting rooms, and multi-purpose space, as well as a park and playing field nearby for our use. This building was made available to us by the generosity of the Joseph Kellman Family Foundation. The Kellman Foundation has operated the Kellman Corporate Charter School and the Better Boys Foundation in North Lawndale for many years. In addition, we were able to completely furnish the building with like-new classroom and office furniture at a deep discount from our friends at Chicago Talent Development High School. Also, since we moved into the building in June, our families have organized themselves and worked tirelessly to move furniture, repair, clean, paint and stock the school with supplies. Families have also donated furniture and art work so that we can create the type of homelike atmosphere we would like to build and maintain for our students.