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Academy Receives Top Grades

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ALEXANDRIA, La. - Louisiana Connections Academy, (LACA), the state's first statewide virtual charter school for students in grades K-12, has garnered high marks from parents, according to a new study.

Louisiana Connections Academy is still taking applications for the 2012-2013 school year for all grades, K-12. It's a free, charter school featuring certified Louisiana teachers.

Eighty-four percent of LACA parents say they are more satisfied with the virtual charter school than their child's previous school.

Seventy-nine percent believe their child's attitude toward learning has improved and 89 percent are happy their child can learn at his/her own pace. 

Over 90 percent of parents believe their children are enjoying the program and are making good progress.

In its 2011–12 Parent Satisfaction Survey, almost 93 percent of parents responded gave the school an overall grade of "A" or "B" and 94 percent of parents said they would recommend Louisiana Connections Academy to other parents.

At the time of the survey, there were 443 families with one or more child enrolled in the Louisiana school, and 79 percent of these households responded to the survey.

Louisiana Connections Academy served approximately 600 students for the 2011-2012 school year.

"Our Parent Satisfaction Survey really illustrates our commitment to accountability. We value this parent feedback and use it to help make our virtual school program better. I am very pleased with the results, in particular the positive feedback about our teachers and the curriculum," said Principal Caroline Wood. 

Enrollment for the upcoming school year is going on now. Officials say space is still available, but seats are limited. Parents can enroll at the website by visiting www.LouisianaConnectionsAcademy.com

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