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New charter school set to open its doors in Baker

Source: Gerron Jordan/WAFB Source: Gerron Jordan/WAFB
Source: Gerron Jordan/WAFB Source: Gerron Jordan/WAFB
BAKER, LA (WAFB) -

A new charter school is opening its doors and more opportunities for students in Baker this school year. 

School leaders will cut the ribbon at Impact Charter Elementary school on Monday, kicking off the kindergarten through 4th grade school's inaugural year.  

"We have started this school year off with a bang of excitement, motivation and learning," CEO Chakesha Scott, the school's founder, said. "Your children
are now a part of history as we have launched one of the first pubic charter schools in the City of Baker".

The new school features state-of-the-art technology and facilities, including a gym, dance studio, computer lab and library. Students and families of
Impact will also be introduced to a new, holistic approach to curriculum under a new Core Knowledge curriculum. 

"We are really excited to meet the kids where they are," said Deborah Anderson, a teacher at the school. "No matter who they are or where they're from, we'll be able to meet them with what they need to succeed."

Classes start on August 10.

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