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Lake Charles College Prep

Lake Charles College Prep is a tuition-free public charter school educating students in grades 9-12 who reside in Calcasieu Parish. For the 2014-2015 school year, Lake Charles College Prep will offer classes for students in 9th grade. Subsequent grades will be added each year. Lake Charles College Prep is governed by the Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy Foundation, Inc. and a member of the Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) family of schools.


Lake Charles College Prep provides students with the necessary tools and skills needed to develop superior levels of achievement. We strive for academic, social and physical excellence by providing a quality and challenging curriculum. We promote positive moral and social values, foster an atmosphere of self-discipline in a safe learning environment, and maximize individual productivity to meet the needs of a changing global society. Lake Charles College Prep students will be able to maximize their potential for successfully actualizing their goals with confidence and intrinsic motivation, thereby enabling each student to become a lifelong learner and strong functional contributor to their local community as well as their global community.

Advantages Lake Charles College Prep

  • Provides a school choice option in the Lake Charles area
  • Active and Meaningful Parental Involvement
  • School Uniforms
  • Local Governance
  • Personalized Learning Plans for ALL students
  • Research-based Instructional Strategies
  • Foreign Language in all grade levels
  • Arts, Music and Enrichment Activities in all grade levels
  • Student Information System that creates effective and consistent communication between school, parents, and the district and the detailed data drives instruction
  • Continuous Performance Monitoring & Measurement</
  • Provides innovative academic and enrichment programming that includes:
    • Integrated Character Education Program across the curriculum
    • Developed Communities of Character framework that integrates partnerships and hands-on learning experiences for students with local/community parents, government, businesses and organizations
  • Enrollment Information Session for 2015-2016 School Year

    JAN 2015
    • January 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm
    • January 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm
    FEB 2015
    • February 24, 2015 at 5:00 pm
    MARCH 2015
    • March 24, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Latest School News

  • We are the Trailblazers!

    A Trailblazer will be the mascot for the new Lake Charles College Prep. Trailblazers clear a path for others to follow. Trailblazers go where no one else has gone. As the first new public high school to open in the area in 43 years, the students, parents, and staff truly are TRAILBLAZERS.

    Red [courage, passion], Gold [success, wealth], and Silver [light, illumination] have been chosen as school colors.

What is a Charter School?

Charter schools are tuition-free public schools of choice, but each charter school is governed independently. Unlike traditional public schools, every charter school must demonstrate success, or it will lose its charter.

CSUSA is one of the largest providers of charter school management services in the nation. CSUSA manages private and municipal charters for grades Pre-K through 12.

For more information on Charter Schools USA, please visit