Charter School Info Tour Coming To Shreveport
Opened last year, Louisiana Connections Academy (LACA) is a fully accredited, virtual public school that combines the expertise and accountability of public education, the strong parental involvement of schooling at home, and the flexibility of technology-enhanced learning. Hallmarks of the online school include a high-quality and individualized education, cutting-edge technology, a proven curriculum, and highly qualified Louisiana-certified teachers. And because Connections Academy is a public school, there is no tuition.
Louisiana Connections Academy is available to 1,000 students in grades K-12 who reside anywhere in the state of Louisiana.
The non-traditional learning environment can be a great fit for all types of students including those who are significantly ahead or behind in the classroom, those who need a flexible schedule or learn at a different pace from their peers, and those who need more individualized attention or live in isolated rural settings. Homebound and previously home-schooled students can also thrive in Connections Academy’s program.
During the in-person information sessions, participants will discuss how virtual schooling works, the types of students a virtual education benefits, Connections Academy’s noted curriculum, the role of the family, the enrollment process, and more. Participants also will learn how Connections Academy community coordinators arrange field trips and extracurricular activities for students and parents across the state as a means of education, fun and networking with others enrolled in the school. Current Louisiana Connections Academy parents, teachers and staff may attend these sessions.
Online, synchronous information sessions with a Connections Academy representative will also be held where families can learn about Louisiana Connections Academy from the comfort of home. There are also opportunities for parents to attend Parent-to-Parent Information Sessions, informal meetings with parents of current LACA students to learn about their experiences at LACA.
Louisiana Connections Academy is a virtual public charter school that was approved by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to serve grades K–12 and was recently approved to expand from 500 to 1,000 students. The school accepts students from anywhere in the state.
LOUISIANA CONNECTIONS ACADEMY IN-PERSON INFORMATION SESSIONS – MORE SESSIONS WILL BE ADDED THROUGHOUT THE SPRING – VISIT LOUISIANACONNECTIONSACADEMY.COM FOR UPDATES
Monday, April 23, 2012
Hilton Garden Inn
5971 Financial Plaza
Shreveport, LA 71129