Contact: Jonathan Barnes/Heather Harper (504) 897-6110
August 15, 2013
Louisiana Connections Academy, a virtual public charter school serving grades K-12, will log in approximately 1,200 students this school year. The school hosted a Back to School field trip at Airline Skate Center Friday in Metairie on August 9 where students, parents, and school officials were able to meet and interact face to face as they got ready to roll back to school on August 12.
Photo: Louisiana Connections Academy students and parents celebrate the beginning of the virtual school's new school year at the Airline Skate Center in Metairie, LA. Parents and students of the virtual charter school were able to meet and skate with each other at the skate party hosted by the school.
Louisiana Connections Academy is the state’s leading provider of high-quality, free public virtual charter schooling for grades K through 12. Louisiana Connections Academy offers a superior, personalized education for students, offered by Louisiana certified teachers, with the freedom and flexibility of an online education that meets the state’s standards. As an online charter school, students access their lessons anytime, anywhere as long as they have the technology, tools and support of their family. Accountability for meeting high academic student performance is monitored by the non-profit charter board, Friends of Louisiana Connections Academy, Wade Henderson, President. The charter school is authorized by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to accept students from any parish in the state. 1200 students attended for the 2012-2013 school year. Principal Caroline Wood has expanded the school curriculum to include tutoring, summer school, dual enrollment programs and high quality electives, such as e-learning courses at Juilliard. The school is headquartered in Baton Rouge at 8281 Goodwood Blvd., Ste J, (225) 372-8389. Student field trips, graduation ceremonies, parent-to-parent events and school information sessions are regularly scheduled and promoted at the school website.