Local Charter School honored by the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools

Local Charter School honored by the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Kenilworth Charter School has been honored by the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools.

The school was honored along with several other schools at the 2015 Charter School Excellence Awards held on October 12 during the 8th annual State Charter Schools Conference in Baton Rouge.

Kenilworth Charter School was awarded the 2015 Community Roots Award which is designed to recognize a charter school that demonstrates a commitment to community engagement through the development of outside partnerships to better meet the needs of their students.

The school was honored for its successful Louisiana STEM Expo event. The event entirely hosted and organized by the school partners with organizations such as the U.S. Navy, the Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance, Baton Rouge Area Chamber, the Black Alliance for Educational Options and LSU works to provide all Louisiana middle school students the opportunity to challenge themselves in science, technology, engineering and math.

According to Executive Director of the LAPCS, what makes Kenilworth great is the fact that they shared their talents and resources with students from all over the state.

"Kenilworth has developed true partnerships with area organizations and universities to create real-life, hands-on learning experiences not just for their own students, but for all middle school students across the state," says Roemer. "This success of the Expo is seen in the success of its student participants, who have been recognized nationally and internationally by being invited to present their projects in different competitions on the world stage."

Along with the award, the school received a $1500 prize sponsored by Pearson.

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