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Feb 28, 2013 4:46 PM by KATC

La. Connections Academy Information Sessions Announced

Louisiana Connections Academy, a fully accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual K-12 schooling, will open enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year on March 4, and enrollment sessions with parents and students will begin across the state on March 5.

"We are enrolling students across all grades for the coming academic year," said Caroline Wood, principal of Louisiana Connections Academy. "We have a waiting list as we open enrollment, so we encourage parents to get their applications in now." There were 1200 students enrolled in Louisiana Connections Academy for the 2012-2013 academic year. Parents can enroll their child online at:

Louisiana Connections Academy will host free parent information sessions to fulfill a growing number of requests for information about the virtual school program, starting Monday, March 5 in Metairie. Parents and others seeking more information about Louisiana Connections Academy can call the school at 800-382-6010 or can attend one of the following established dates. More events will be added in additional cities.

Tuesday, March 5
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Best Western Landmark Hotel
2601 Severn Ave.
Metairie, LA 70002

Monday, March 11
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn
5971 Financial Plaza
Shreveport, LA 71129

Tuesday, March 12
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Ouachita Main Library
1800 Stubbs Ave.

Tuesday, April 2
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Hampton Inn
401 Westin Oaks Dr.
Hammond, LA 70403

Thursday, April 4
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wingate by Wyndham
Lafayette Airport
702 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd.
Lafayette, LA 70508

Tuesday, April 16
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Baker Branch Library
3501 Groom Rd.
Baker, LA 70714

Thursday, April 18
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wingate by Wyndham
Lake Charles Casino Area
1731 W. Prien Lake Rd.
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Tuesday, April 23
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Homewood Suites by Hilton
101 Holiday Square Frontage Rd.
Covington, LA 70433

Monday, April 29
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn Shreveport
5971 Financial Plaza
Shreveport, LA 71129

At the information sessions, parents will have an opportunity to learn about the Connections Academy curriculum, and thoroughly explore the program. They can also interact with Louisiana Connections Academy staff and parents. Principal Wood encourages families considering virtual school to attend an information session because while virtual education is a great choice for many families, it may not be a good fit for some.

"Virtual school requires parents to make a commitment to be involved in their child's education," said Principal Wood. "At our information sessions, we let families know what they can expect in the virtual school setting, and what it takes to succeed. We want students to thrive at Connections Academy and understanding how it all works is essential."

Prospective students and their parents can also learn about Connections Academy via many social networks. Families may follow Connections Academy on Facebook and Twitter, watch videos on YouTube and read Virtual Learning Connections, the Connections Academy blog for families interested in supporting K-12 learning from home.




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