The application period to join the Louisiana A+ Schools program for the 2020/2021 school year is open. Please fill out Letter of Interest Form linked below.
Contact Executive Director Bethany France with questions at
Selection and Fees
Louisiana A+ Schools is assisted by a selection committee made up of individuals representing Louisiana A+ Schools and the National A+ Schools Consortium. The LAA+ Selection Committee will review all completed applications and select schools to join the network based upon leadership, passion for the project, evidence of collaboration, evidence of commitment, opportunity for the school, geographic location, representation of Louisiana population, and sense of community.
Notification of schools is done by Louisiana A+ Schools staff.
The number of schools accepted is determined by the quality of the applications and the resources of Louisiana A+ Schools to effectively meet the needs of schools added to the network.
Schools that are not accepted are encouraged to continue communication with LAA+ and to request assistance in applying in a future year.
Schools selected to join LAA+ will be asked to provide a $75,000 payment that can be distributed over three years. Full and partial scholarships may be available on a needs basis.
Schools that are not able to pay are encouraged to apply because scholarships and sponsorships are available. Our goal is to work with schools highly motivated to become A+ regardless of financial ability. LAA+ has identified sponsors in many parts of Louisiana that wish to have an A+ school in their area and we plan to do all that we can to match schools with sponsors in order to satisfy school's financial obligations to us.