Thursday, 16 December 2010 11:25
Louisiana K-12 Students Can Go Virtual Charter Education
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Louisiana students in grades K-12 now have the option to go virtual.

Starting in the 2011-2012 school year, Louisiana can receive a public school option at the Louisiana Connections Academy (LACA), a virtual charter school, which has recently  been approved by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. 


LACA and will begin enrollment in spring 2011 for the 2011-12 school year.  LACA can enroll students in grades K-12 from anywhere in the state and will offer a tuition-free, public education option.  LACA’s administrative office and teaching center will be based in the Baton Rouge area.

LACA claims that it will combine Louisiana-certified teachers, a standards-aligned curriculum, unique technology tools, an extensive selection of electives and clubs, and community experiences to create an individualized alternative to the bricks-and-mortar classroom. 

All LACA students will participate in the nationally accredited Connections Academy program that combines resources from various education publishers.  Learning from home, students will work closely with a parent, or another "Learning Coach" and a licensed Louisiana teacher using detailed daily lesson plans that can be personalized to meet individual student needs.  Students enrolled will receive a loaned computer and a subsidy for Internet connection, in additional to other learning materials such as textbooks, science kits, and more.

VIDEO: A Day-in-the-Life of a Connections Academy Family

LACA is expected to serve a wide range of Louisiana 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.

Interaction between teachers and students will be frequent.  Accountability is central to the school’s mission and students must meet the same levels of accountability and complete the same state standardized tests as traditional public schools.

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