Four years ago, Invest Collegiate Imagine was a new Asheville, NC, charter school serving 350 students. Earlier this month, IC Imagine broke ground on its new campus to serve its expanding student body of 870 scholars, ultimately expected to grow to 1,200. This day was the culmination of months of planning, meeting, preparing, budgeting, and waiting for the right conditions to make this expansion possible. The groundbreaking was a tremendous success. It was also evidence that preparation and patience can spell the difference between growth and failure.