Shreveport Charter Foundation

The vision of the Shreveport Charter Foundation, Inc. (the “Foundation”) is to create a K-12 education system in partnership with the Caddo Parish School Board to serve as a powerful platform for change by establishing Magnolia School of Excellence, a school of choice in Caddo Parish that will instill academic rigor, along with character and leadership development for a diverse student population, to ensure that every child realizes their academic and personal potential. The Foundation has selected Charter SchoolsUSA (“CSUSA”) as its partner and education service provider to help it actualize this shared vision.

The administrators, teachers, parents, students, governing board of Magnolia School of Excellence will have as their foundation the academic philosophy that all children can learn, become self‐motivated life‐long learners, function as responsible citizens, and actualize their potential as productive members of the local and global societies and the 21st century workforce. The mission of Magnolia School of Excellence is to create a learning environment that integrates a research‐based curriculum, a culture of student safety and success, and concentration on academic rigor while focusing on citizenship and experimental learning through community engagement. This is to ensure students from all socioeconomic levels reach academic and personal potential and are prepared to enter, compete, and succeed in secondary and postsecondary educational opportunities and careers of choice.

No start‐up public charter schools presently exist in Caddo or surrounding parishes, and the community is desirous of an opportunity to have more control of educational outcomes for their children. The goal of Magnolia is not only to provide a much needed public school choice for the community, but also extend educational innovation across the community by partnering with Caddo Parish Public Schools to raise academic achievement for all children, particularly those students who are traditionally underserved (i.e. minority children and children of poverty).

What is a charter school?

Charter schools are tuition-free, publicly funded, privately managed schools. They are public schools open to any student who resides in the school district in which the charter school is located.

Who is Charter Schools USA?

Charter Schools USA (CSUSA) is a leading education company that offers alternatives for parents and students and places the highest priority on providing a better education. CSUSA designs, develops and operates high performing public schools serving grades PreK through 12. Charter Schools USA is committed to student achievement supported by sound business practices providing a choice for communities, parents, students and professionals that fosters educational excellence.

For more information on charter schools or Charter Schools USA, please visit www.charterschoolsusa.com.