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Spring has sprung, testing is over, and the school year has begun to draw to a close. However, the legislative session is in full swing, and LAPCS continues to advocate for 
policies and laws that protect charter autonomy and promote accountability. 

Veronica Brooks, our Policy Director, sends weekly updates regarding the progress of important bills. If you have not received those e-mails and wish to be included, please contact us.

We wish you, your faculty/staff, and students continued success as you begin wrapping up the school year and invite you to reach out to us with any charter-related questions you may have! Thank you for all you do to improve educational outcomes for Louisiana students!

The LAPCS Team


All current charter school board members (and those who served last year) must submit a 2013 Tier 3 financial disclosure statement with the Louisiana Board of Ethics by May 15, 2014. You can download the form here.


If you are required to submit a higher-ranking financial disclosure statement with the Board of Ethics for other reasons, then you only have to submit the highest-ranking form. More information about disclosure statements and the Board of Ethics can be found at


Note: please do not submit your forms at the last minute, as the phone and fax lines will most likely be jammed due to the high volume of statements that will need to be filed on May 15, 2014.

On Tuesday, May 13 from 12:00-1:15 pm CST, the National Charter School Research Center at Safal Partners invite you to participate in a webinar that offers a fresh perspective on Common Core implementations at charter schools. Experts will share thought-proviking approaches to achieving your implementation goals around curriculum and professional development. The webinar will include presentations from Diane Tavenner, Founder and CEO of Summit Public Schools; Melissa Kaplan, Chief Academic Officer of Bright Star Schools; and Dr. Angel Barrett, Lead Instructional Director of LAUSD. 


Click to register.



NAMI New Orleans, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will begin offering a new NAMI signature program,Parents and Teachers as Allies, this summer. This two-hour in-service program focuses on helping school professionals and families within the school community better understand the early warning signs of mental illnesses in children and adolescents. Participants learn how to best intervene so that youth with mental health treatment needs are linked with services. The program also covers the lived experience of mental illnesses and how schools can best communicate with families about mental health related concerns. 


Parents and Teachers as Allies is led by a trained team including a school professional, a parent of a child with mental illness and a young adult who experienced symptoms while in school. If you would like more information about bringing the Parents and Teachers as Allies program to your school, please contact Renee at or at (504) 896-2345.


Click to find out more about the program.



Hosted on Tuesday, May 6th by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, GiveNOLA Day is the community's first one-day, online giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a stronger and thriving community for all.


It's our day to come together as one! Every dollar donated from midnight to midnight on May 6th will be increased with additional "lagniappe" dollars provided by the Greater New Orleans Foundation and our generous GiveNOLA Day sponsors.


To donate to LAPCS, click on the link below. Or, you can visit, click on the Leaderboard, and select Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools from the list of organizations. Thank you in advance for your support!


To donate:



LAPCS has added a new way of fundraising! Don't worry, we're only asking for five or six SECONDS of your time.


Many of you shop online, but when you shop online through the Louisiana Gives website, LAPCS earns a percentage of everything you buy. The more you shop through Louisiana Gives, the more donations we'll receive. Louisiana Gives includes retailers like and more than 200 other stores in virtually every category you can imagine.  


Here's all you need to do: when shopping online, visit Louisiana Gives FIRST. If you access the site through our link, your purchases will automatically be credited to LAPCS. If you go directly to, please choose Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools as your cause. 


Thank you for your continued support and for thinking of LAPCS when shopping online!


To donate:


Contact Us
Caroline Roemer Shirley
Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools
504-274-3651 |
LAPCS Membership
We are grateful for our member schools and vendors!  If you are not an LAPCS member and would like to take advantage of our programs and services, please contact our Membership Director, Simone Green, today!

School Members

Akili Academy of New Orleans

Algiers Technology Academy

Alice M. Harte Elementary Charter School

Andrew H. Wilson Charter School

Arise Academy

Arthur Ashe Charter School

Audubon Charter School

Baton Rouge Charter Academy at Mid City

Bayou Community Academy

Beekman Charter School

Belle Chasse Academy

Bricolage Academy

Capitol High School

Career Academy

Children's Charter Elementary School

Cohen College Prep

Community School for Apprenticeship Learning

Crescent Leadership Academy

Crocker College Prep

D'Arbonne Woods Charter School

Delhi Charter School

Delta Charter School

Downsville Charter School

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School for Science and Technology

Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School

Edna Karr High School

Einstein Charter School

Einstein Charter School Extension

Encore Academy

Esperanza Charter School

Excellence Academy

G.W. Carver Collegiate Academy

G.W. Carver Preparatory Academy

Gentilly Terrace Elementary School

Harriet Tubman Charter School

Homer A. Plessy Community School

Inspire Charter Academy

International High School of New Orleans

International School of Louisiana - Bunche

International School of Louisiana - Camp St

International School of Louisiana - Olivier St

J. K. Haynes Elementary Charter School

Jefferson Chamber Foundation Academy

Jefferson Chamber Foundation Academy-East Bank

John Dibert Community School

John McDonogh High School

Joseph A. Craig Charter School

Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School

Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School

Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy

KIPP Believe College Prep

KIPP Believe Primary

KIPP Central City Academy

KIPP Central City Primary

KIPP McDonogh 15 Middle School for the Creative Arts

KIPP McDonogh 15 Primary School for the Creative Arts

KIPP New Orleans Leadership Academy

KIPP New Orleans Leadership Primary

KIPP Renaissance High School

L.B. Landry-O. Perry Walker Senior High School

Lafayette Academy

Lake Area New Tech Early College High School

Langston Hughes Academy Charter School

Linwood Public Charter School

Louisiana Connections Academy

Louisiana Key Academy

Louisiana Virtual Academy

Lusher Charter School

Lycee Francais de la Nouvelle Orleans

Madison Preparatory Academy

Magnolia School of Excellence

Martin Behrman Elementary School

McDonogh #32 Literacy Charter School

McDonogh 42 Elementary Charter School

McDonogh City Park Academy

Medard H. Nelson Elementary School

Mentorship Academy of Digital Arts

Mentorship Academy of Science and Technology

Mildred Osborne Charter School

Milestone SABIS Academy of New Orleans

Miller McCoy Academy for Mathematics and Business

Morris Jeff Community School

New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy

Northshore Charter School

Paul Habans Charter School

Pierre A. Capdau Charter School

ReNEW Accelerated High School

ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy at Live Oak Elementary School

ReNEW Dolores T. Aaron Elementary School

ReNEW Schaumburg Elementary School

ReNEW SciTech Academy at Laurel Elementary

Samuel J. Green Charter School

Sci Academy

Slaughter Community Charter School

Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy

Success Preparatory Academy

Sylvanie Williams College Prep

Tallulah Charter School 

The MAX Charter School

The NET Charter High School


V.B. Glencoe Charter School

Virtual Academy of Lafourche

William J. Fischer Elementary School

Young Audiences Charter School