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Louisiana’s K-12 Virtual Charter School, Louisiana Connections Academy holds Open House on Oct 11 in Baton Rouge for current students, parents and teachers
When: Friday, OCT. 11, 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: BREC Admin Bldg, 6201 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge
Now in its third full academic year, Louisiana Connections Academy has grown to a student body of 1200 Louisiana students who go to school everyday through their home computer. The school is hoping the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will approve even more seats for the school as it consistently proves itself a quality charter option.
“The people of our state live in many different patterns and rhythms, yet we are united by our desire to give our children a rich, full public education,” said Principal Caroline Woods. “Louisiana Connections Academy serves children where their family chooses for them to learn: with a relative or guardian, in a meeting place, at home or while traveling. Come see how we do it and if it is a good fit for your child.”
The LACA virtual classroom is “virtually” anywhere there is a child, a computer and the internet in Louisiana. Lessons are tailored to the child and LACA provides the child with textbooks, science equipment, a computer and internet subsidy. The students and their teachers connect and communicate via an interactive white board, webcam, telephone and email.
“Louisiana Connections Academy serves students from across the state who are academically gifted, those who need extra assistance, those who want or need a flexible schedule, or those seeking an alternative to the traditional classroom,” said Principal Wood. “Come see what we are about.”
ABOUT LOUISIANA CONNECTIONS ACADEMY (www.LouisianaConnectionsAcademy.com)
Louisiana Connections Academy is the state’s leading provider of high-quality, free public virtual charter schooling for grades K through 12. 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. 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.