Magnolia School of Excellence Expanding and Adding High School

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Magnolia School of Excellence in Shreveport, Louisiana is expanding to include K-9 grades

Enrollment is now open for 2016-2017 school year

SHREVEPORT, La. (Feb. 1, 2016) – Magnolia School of Excellence is expanding to include high school. A second building is opening at 2250 Clyde Fant Parkway. Applications are now accepted online for students in grades K-9 and information sessions are scheduled. Grades 10, 11 and 12 will be added in subsequent years. Open enrollment runs through Feb. 29, 2016, but applications will continue to be accepted following open enrollment if seats are still available.

This school is a brand new, 84,041-square-foot, state-of-the-art building located on 14 acres immediately adjacent to the current school building. The general contractor is Ryan Companies. The building is designed to create an exciting academic environment that includes well-outfitted classrooms, a multi-purpose room that can be used as a cafeteria as well as a space for general assemblies and indoor recreational activities. The school will also have two science labs, computer labs, music rooms and art rooms. Advanced safety measures include a double-entry door security feature and security cameras throughout the interior and exterior of the building. Bright spacious interior hallways are designed for maximum traffic flow with minimal congestion. Students will enjoy an interior gymnasium with direct access from school. Outdoor amenities include lighted football/soccer fields with concessions.

At capacity, the new building will house an additional 1,200 sixth through 12th grade students. The school is governed by the not-for-profit Shreveport Charter Foundation Board. The board has hired Charter Schools USA (CSUSA), one of the nation’s leading educational management organizations, to run the daily operations of the school.

An information session will be held at the following location:

Magnolia School of Excellence – Thursday, 2/11 at 6:00 pm

2290 Clyde Fant Pkwy Service Road
Shreveport, LA 71104

 

About the Shreveport Charter Foundation

The Shreveport Charter Foundation is a not-for-profit governing board created to open high quality, high performing charter schools in Caddo Parish. The board is comprised of local community leaders: Ann Stokes, Melva Turner Williams, Ph.D., Erica Bryant, Phillip Rozeman, M.D., Delano Wilson, Keith Hanson, Cynthia Peatross, J.D., Beth Woods, and Doris Samuel Robinson.

About Charter Schools USA

Magnolia School of Excellence is part of the Charter Schools USA Inc. (CSUSA) family of schools. CSUSA, the first education management company to receive district accreditation through AdvancED, is one of the nation’s leading charter school management companies. In the 2015-2016 school year, the company will manage 86 schools in seven states serving more than 70,000 students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. CSUSA educational advantages include integrated technology, parental involvement contracts, student uniforms, enforced discipline policies, highly qualified and motivated staff, community focus and high academic performance.

Enrollment is underway and the school is on schedule to open in August 2016. Those interested may apply online at MagnoliaCharter.org.

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Media Contact:

Colleen Reynolds, APR – public relations counselor for Charter Schools USA and the Shreveport Charter Foundation Board

Office: 239-437-0040 or Cell: 239-849-6400

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