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Students affected by flooding can take courses online free of charge

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eLearning Academy, a Louisiana-based online curriculum provider, announced it plans to provide their entire online curriculum at no charge to any and all students that were impacted by the historic August flooding. 

The company is accredited by the National Private Schools Accreditation Group as an accredited online school that meets or exceeds the requirements of the State of Louisiana, as well as private and parochial schools.

"Just weeks ago, thousands of students were returning to school, when their greatest concerns were who would win the first fall football game or which teacher they would get for 7th grade algebra. All of that has literally been washed away by the devastation wrought by the late August flooding that impacted some 70,000 families just in Baton Rouge alone," said Douglas Toups of eLearning Academy.

"As educators and parents ourselves, we are deeply moved by these tragic events and are mobilizing our resources to respond to what is certain to be a protracted and deeply impactful event on the families, as well as the schools. In a word, we are here to help until all of this is resolved," said eLearning's educational director, Nancy Toups.

Courses available are part of eLearning Academy's catalog of more than 200 classes. All courses are delivered via the internet. eLearning Academy staff will offer support to families about how to work with their children and educational system while utilizing online learning. Courses will be available free of charge through December 31, 2016 and potentially longer if students need ongoing assistance. 

For more information, click here or call 866-477-9444 or 985-447-5994. 

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