School Information

General

Lake Charles Charter Academy is a Kindergarten-Eighth Grade (K-8) tuition-free, public charter school that opened in August 2011 at 2750 Power Center Parkway in Lake Charles. The school incorporates research-based curriculum and instructional methodologies into a public charter school that emphasizes a culture of student safety and success and is focused on academic rigor, citizenship, and experiential learning where teachers and students apply character education, civic responsibility, and community engagement within the school and across the community. Lake Charles Charter Academy will integrate community partners in learning activities that make it a model for academic achievement, data-driven instruction, youth development, postsecondary/workforce preparation and community collaboration while becoming a center of community support, civic participation, and community engagement.

School Hours

7:45 am - 3:00 pm

After Care Hours

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Office Hours

7:30am-4:00pm

School Calendar

Important dates for the 2014-2015 academic years.

Programs & Services

  • Parent access to PowerSchool's Student Information System
  • Enforced uniform policy
  • Before and after care
  • Free/reduced lunch program

Information for Parents

Before/After Care Program

After care is available from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Information on how to enroll is available in the front office.

Meal Service

Breakfast and lunch service is available to all students. Lake Charles Charter Academy participates in the National School Lunch Program and free or reduced pricing is available to those students who meet the guidelines. Breakfast costs $1.50 and Lunch costs $2.85. Reduced breakfast costs $.30 and reduced lunch costs $.40.

View our breakfast and lunch menus by visiting www.preferredmealsmenu.com. First, select your state. Next, for District select your school name. Last, for School Name select your school name again. This will allow you to view your school's menus by day, week, and month!

Great news! We are now accepting online payments for breakfast and lunch through e-Funds for Schools. You must register with e-Funds first, but then you can make online payments anytime! Register here. If you have questions about e-Funds for Schools or are having problems registering, please contact e-Funds directly by clicking on the Customer Service link at the bottom of your school's e-Funds page.

Food Service Inspection Report - In accordance with Senate Bill 1908, the school's health certificate/inspection reports are available for review.

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act requires school cafeterias to meet new federal nutrition standards for school lunches and breakfasts. Read our "School Meals Have Changed!" flyer to learn more!

School Uniforms

School uniforms must be purchased from either Emily’s Children Store located at 3100 Ryan Street or The Uniform Shop located at 2708 Kirkman Street and online at www.uniformshoplakecharles.com. Please click here for our complete uniform policy.

The Uniform Shop Price List

School Supplies

A list of supplies that are required for each incoming student. These supplies should be brought in to the homeroom teacher on the first day of school.

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