History of A+ Schools
There are currently over one-hundred eighty (180) A+ Schools in operation across the four member states of the National A+ Consortium.
In 1998 the Kirkpatrick Foundation, a private foundation in Oklahoma, identified the North Carolina A+ Schools program as one with great potential for replication, and the Oklahoma A+ Schools initiative was born.
In 2003, the University of Central Oklahoma agreed to provide a permanent home for Oklahoma A+ Schools. Currently, there are seventy (70) A+ Schools in Oklahoma.
Louisiana A+ Schools began in 2013 as an initiative of the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA). In 2017, after several years of success, the Rodrigue family transitioned LAA+ into its own public non-profit organization to ensure the growth and long-term sustainability of the mission.
LAA+ is supported by GRFA and the leadership of a diverse statewide board.