Nonprofit Seeks To Start Lafayette Charter School
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A nonprofit group has submitted a charter school application to the Lafayette Parish School Board to open a career and technical high school in 2015.
The Advocate reports Kingdom Builder Community Development Corp. has proposed a high school for grades 9-12 in Lafayette Parish that provides students the opportunity to earn industry-based certification in high-demand, high-wage fields.
The concept of the school — Kingdom Collegiate Academy of Excellence — appears to be in line with the Louisiana Department of Education's emphasis on "Jump Start," a statewide revamp of career and technical education in high schools.