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Planned expansions to make Acadiana Renaissance Charter K-12 school

Posted at 1:55 PM, Jan 03, 2020

Acadiana Renaissance Charter Academy (ARCA) will be starting construction on an expansion and new facility at their Youngsville campus.

The construction will be to add 450 K-8 seats and a new facility to accommodate 600 9-12 students. The expansion and new facility will take place on the existing school campus at 600 Savoy Road in Youngsville. Upon completion, one facility is expected to accommodate 900 K-5 students and another facility will serve 1,050 6-12 students.

ARCA opened in 2014 and currently serves 890 K-8 students.

The school says the expansion will be completed in two phases. Phase I expands the current school to accommodate an additional 450 K-8 students while Phase II includes building a new facility for 600 9-12 students.

During the 2020-2021 school year, the school will accommodate an additional 50 students per grade in kindergarten through fifth grade and 100 eighth graders will roll-up into ninth grade. The school will add a grade level each year until becoming a full K-12 campus by 2023.

ARCA will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Youngsville.

The school is a tuition-free public charter school with open enrollment for all students. The school is governed by Lafayette Charter Foundation, Inc., a non-profit board of volunteer trustees, and is managed by Charter Schools USA, one of the nation’s largest and most successful charter school management companies.