Louisiana Connections Academy, a K-12 completely online public charter school, is delaying the opening of school until Monday, August 22. Many students and faculty members are displaced, have little access to the internet and cell service, and are unable to communicate, said Superintendent Dr. Lonnie Luce. The school was scheduled to open today, August 15.
"Please know that we are concerned about our LACA families and if any have experienced loss due to flooding, please contact our helpline at 1-800-382-6010 for assistance with replacement materials," said Dr. Luce.
Information about the reopening of school is being provided to students and staff through the school's communications networks. The school's main number is 225.372.8389.
Michael Marsh, Communications Director (225) 226-0042
J. Barnes (504) 897-6110 or (504) 715-4437
ABOUT LOUISIANA CONNECTIONS ACADEMY
Louisiana Connections Academy is the state’s leading provider of high-quality, free public online 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. The school curriculum includes tutoring, summer school, dual enrollment programs and high quality electives. The school is headquartered in Baton Rouge at 4664 Jamestown Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70808. Student field trips, graduation ceremonies, parent-to-parent events and school information sessions are regularly scheduled and promoted at the school website.