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What is Lafayette Charter High School?

Program Description

Lafayette Charter High School offers students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to earn a traditional high school diploma in a non-traditional setting.  We offer a quality high school education for all students, especially those in danger of dropping out.  In addition, we offer:

  • Open entry, open exit
  • Evening and night classes
  • Year-round schooling
  • Computerized instruction
  • Self-paced coursework                                                      
  • Small class sizes
  • Tutors in core courses
  • Child care for teenage mothers

History

Lafayette Charter High School was created by Ken Douet, Burnell Lemoine and Jerri Callier.  It was approved by BESE as a Type 4 charter school in April 1998. Type 4 means that the school is funded by the local school system.  The school opened for the 1998-1999 school year at a small shopping center at the corner of Louisiana Avenue and Carmel Avenue.

In the 1999-2000 school year, after Lerosen Elementary School closed its doors to acommodate for the creation of new schools in the parish, Lafayette Charter High School, along with the Aim program, found a new home. We currently still operate from this site which is located at 516 E. Pinhook Road in Lafayette, Louisiana.  In 2009 eCampus joined us in offering students an additional option to experience success.