The Early College program offers the ability for each accepted high school student to achieve an associate’s degree and high school diploma upon graduation through University View’s online platform.
Mandy B. LaCerte, the school’s Director of Early College and Workforce Development, said, “We are excited to have an innovative program that is the first of its kind in Louisiana and one of the first nationally online. Statistics show that graduates of this program will be successful in their post-secondary endeavors.
University View Academy, formerly Louisiana Connections Academy, serves approximately 2300 students with a high-quality public education provided by certified Louisiana teachers. The instructors within the Early College program meet SACSCOC credentials in addition to secondary teacher certification.
The K-14 program is limited to pre-qualified high school students.
“The bonus each student gets from our school is we orient him or her towards their best future and help that student expand his or her ability to get a quality education or job after graduation,” said University View Academy Superintendent Dr. Lonnie Luce. “For parents, we’re also saving the student two years of advanced education costs, so four years of TOPS dollars are still available to our graduates.”
Parents can enroll their child online now at: www.UniversityView.Academy or call 225-421-2900. The school also suggests checking the website for the latest information on online and in-person information sessions and other news.
ABOUT UNIVERSITY VIEW ACADEMY (formerly LOUISIANA CONNECTIONS ACADEMY)
University View Academy, formerly operating as Louisiana Connections Academy, is the state’s leading provider of high-quality, free public online charter schooling for grades K through 12. University View allows students to learn and excel at their own pace, with individualized instruction by Louisiana certified teachers, while offering families the support and flexibility they seek to fit their lifestyles. At University View Academy, students embrace technology, flourish through innovation, and seek empowerment to become their best self. As an online charter school, students access their lessons anytime, anywhere with a computer offered by the school. Accountability for meeting high academic student performance is monitored by University View Academy’s non-profit charter board, Wade Henderson, President. The school is headquartered at the Russell J. Henderson Building, 4664 Jamestown Avenue, but accepts students from any parish in the State of Louisiana.