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LC Charter Academy Foundation submits application for charter high school

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The Lake Charles Charter Academy Foundation sent the application for a charter high school to the Calcasieu Parish School Board.

Currently there are two charter schools in Calcasieu Parish grades kindergarten through eighth. The high school, according to Lake Charles Charter Foundation President Judge Gene Thibodeaux, would be an easy transition for the eighth graders into a school environment they are accustomed to.

"The high school program will be an extension of our K through eight program and we expect the same sort of success at the high school level that we know we are going to have at the K through eight level," Thibodeaux said.

The school board has 90 days to either approve or reject the application. If CPSB rejects the application, the Charter Foundation will send the application to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for approval. If CPSB accepts the application, both the school board and charter foundation will work together.

"Let's collaborate, let's be partners in this joint effort. This is all public education. This is a public high school," Thibodeaux said. The only difference is the charter high school is built with private money.

"We don't use state monies to build this school, we don't use local taxes, we don't use your money or my money. It's a win-win situation," he said.

The charter high school would offer plenty of advanced placement classes and learning opportunities for its students. It will have open-enrollment and provide a ninth-grade center to make the transition from eighth grade to high school easier for freshmen.

Thibodeaux said they have a strong application for the charter high school and believes the school will be approved.

"We have the curriculum planned. We've got the parental contract. We've got the student handbook all outlined," he said. But a location for the school has not been picked. Thibodeaux said the school will be in the Lake Charles area.

As for the construction for the permanent facility for Lake Charles Charter Academy elementary school it's going smoothly, according to Thibodeaux. And the second charter elementary school, he said, is planned to open by August 2012.

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