Jul 11, 2011 7:42 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

1,900 apply for 600-pupil online charter school

MONROE, La. (AP) - One of Louisiana's two online charter schools says it has 1,900 applications for 600 spots.
Louisiana Connections Academy principal Caroline Wood tells The News-Star the school will ask the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to let the school double its enrollment.
The school - part of a chain headquartered in Baltimore - was chartered for 500 students, but was allowed to take 600.
The Louisiana Virtual Charter Academy has 1,400 applications with about 80 percent approved for enrollment. Its regional vice president, Karen Ghidotti, says the school can accept up to 1,320 students. It has no plans to ask for an increase in enrollment.
Both can enroll students from anywhere in the state.


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