Waiting lists swell for Lafayette charter schools

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) – Nearly 700 students are on waiting lists for two Lafayette charter schools.

Gifford Briggs, secretary of the Lafayette Charter Foundation board, says about 650 students are on a waiting list for Acadiana Renaissance Charter Academy, located in Youngsville.

Another 65 students are on the waiting list for Lafayette Renaissance Charter Academy, located in north Lafayette.

Briggs said more than 1,400 students have been accepted at the two schools for next year. Both schools will have classes in kindergarten through seventh grades next year.

The Advertiser reports the charter schools opened in August 2014 after receiving approval from the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Lafayette Parish School Board had denied the charters’ requests to open.

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Information from: The Advertiser, http://www.theadvertiser.com

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