Lafayette, La. (KADN) — Willow Charter Academy recently held an informational meeting in Upper Lafayette to inform parents about the benefits of sending their children to a charter school. The school is currently in the process of renovating the old Alberston's grocery store adjacent to the Northgate Mall and is set to begin classes this fall.
We spoke with the school's founding principal Melissa Jones Clarke about why parents should enroll their children in the new charter school.
Willow Charter Academy will be one of three charter schools in Lafayette set to begin classes in August. The other two schools are Lafayette Renaissance Academy and Acadiana Renaissance Charter Academy both of which are managed by Charter Schools USA.
The cost of attending the school run by National Heritage Academies, a Michigan based charter management company, will be free. The school has already met it's quota for enrollment but will still be reviewing applications for a lottery based enrollment process.