First Charter Academy Coming to Vermilion Parish

Williams Scholar Academy is a new charter academy making its way to Vermilion Parish after fighting for years to start a charter school in the parish.

Posted: Jun 7, 2021 12:24 PM
Updated: Jun 7, 2021 12:25 PM

William Scholar Academy is a new charter academy making its way to Vermilion Parish after fighting for years to start a charter school in Vermilion Parish.

“We went through two district denials and one huge state approval at a 100%” Dr. Twyla Williams-Damond said.

Making history as the first charter academy in vermilion parish.

“We are our own school district, so this is a game changer for Vermilion Parish. We are super excited to have the opportunity to offer students in Vermilion parish and all of the surrounding areas an option to have a different type of education.” Dr. Twyla Williams-Damond said.

A scholarly environment to meet the needs of underprivileged students is what those who started the academy hoped for.

“Even with covid , students still have to be educated and we do realize that there was an extreme amount of learning loss for most students during this time but as we do in education everyday.. we adapt , we figure it out, we come out with a plan, and we execute.” Dr. Twyla Williams-Damond said.

Educators at William Scholar Academy are looking forward to a new chapter.

“We can make opportunities available to many students. I think that is the part I'm looking forward to. It’s just the fact that any student who really wants to be a part of our program has that opportunity to be apart.” Tiffany Spraggins Said.

The academy is expected to open in August for the fall semester. If you're looking to enroll your child for the upcoming school semester click here.

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