Lake Charles Charter Academy

Welcome to Lake Charles Charter Academy. We are a SACS accredited, tuition-free public charter school educating students in grades K-8 who reside in Calcasieu Parish. Lake Charles Charter Academy is a member of the Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) family of schools and provides the Lake Charles community with a great neighborhood school of choice.

Mission

Lake Charles Charter Academy provides students with the necessary tools and skills needed to develop superior levels of achievement. We strive for academic, social and physical excellence by providing a quality and challenging curriculum. We promote positive moral and social values, foster an atmosphere of self-discipline in a safe learning environment, and maximize individual productivity to meet the needs of a changing global society. Lake Charles Charter Academy students will be able to maximize their potential for successfully actualizing their goals with confidence and intrinsic motivation, thereby enabling each student to become a lifelong learner and strong functional contributor to their local community as well as their global community.

Advantages Lake Charles Charter Academy

  • Provides a school choice option in the Lake Charles area
  • Active and Meaningful Parental Involvement
  • School Uniforms
  • Local Governance
  • Personalized Learning Plans for ALL students
  • Research-based Instructional Strategies
  • Foreign Language in all grade levels
  • Arts, Music and Enrichment Activities in all grade levels
  • Student Information System that creates effective and consistent communication between school, parents, and the district and the detailed data drives instruction
  • Continuous Performance Monitoring & Measurement
  • Provides innovative academic and enrichment programming that includes:
    • Integrated Character Education Program across the curriculum
    • Developed Communities of Character framework that integrates partnerships and hands-on learning experiences for students with local/community parents, government, businesses and organizations

Cambridge Advanced Program of Studies (CAPS)

Lake Charles Charter Academy offers the Cambridge Advanced Program of Studies for grades K-7 The Cambridge/AICE Program is an internationally-recognized, pre-university curriculum which offers a rigorous and relevant program of studies and is sponsored by Cambridge University in England.

To find out more about the Cambridge Program visit http://www.cie.org.uk/countries/usa.

For information and to find out how to apply, please contact Kathie Istre, at (337) 475-7900, extension 1014.

What is a Charter School?

Charter schools are tuition-free public schools of choice, but each charter school is governed independently. Unlike traditional public schools, every charter school must demonstrate success, or it will lose its charter.

CSUSA is one of the largest providers of charter school management services in the nation. CSUSA manages private and municipal charters for grades Pre-K through 12.

For more information on Charter Schools USA, please visit www.charterschoolsusa.com.

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