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Feb 10, 2014 5:15 PM by Dave Fields

Informational meeting on new charter schools to be held Tuesday

LAFAYETTE - An informational session about Lafayette Renaissance Charter Academy will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ramada Lafayette Conference Center, 2032 NE Evangeline Thruway.

The session is the first of several planned for people to learn more about the three charter schools that will open in Lafayette Parish in August.

Lafayette Renaissance Charter Academy and Acadiana Renaissance Charter Academy are projected to open in August 2014 and are under construction. Online enrollment for both schools is underway.

The schools, which plan to open to students in grades K-6 in August, will measure nearly 58,000 square feet and will accommodate 591 students in the first year of operation. Both schools will add seventh and eighth grades in subsequent years.

The third school, Willow Charter Academy, is slated to open in August for grades K-5 in north Lafayette.

Two more informational sessions are upcoming:

Renaissance Charter Academy: Feb. 20 and March 18 at 6:30 p.m., Ramada Lafayette Conference Center, 2032 NE Evangeline Thruway.

Acadiana Renaissance Charter Academy: Feb. 18, Feb. 25 and March 11 at 6 p.m., Comeaux Recreation Center, 411 W. Bluebird Drive.

The Advocate reports that both schools are overseen by the Lafayette Charter Foundation. The foundation has joined with Florida charter management company Charter Schools USA to manage the schools.

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