Louisiana Key Academy
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About Us

The Louisiana Key Academy (LKA) opened its doors in August 2013.  LKA is a public, tuition-free charter school for children with dyslexia in East Baton Rouge Parish and the surrounding parishes. Dyslexia usually presents as an unexpected difficulty in reading for someone who has the intelligence to be a much better reader. Dyslexia has significant educational implications and the achievement gap is present as early as first grade.

Our Mission

LKA’s mission is to serve the community at large to educate and remediate children with dyslexia in an evidenced based curriculum and to stand as an excellent model and resource for other schools and communities.

Our Philosophy

“Children with dyslexia should be identified at an early age and given the evidence based curriculum they need to succeed in life. Reading is fundamental.”

Our Culture

Dyslexia and the way it manifests in the classroom can be difficult to understand. Children with dyslexia are bright but struggle with basic skills in elementary years as school is language based and they have difficulty with the basic units of language. This impacts reading, spelling, speaking and often learning a second language. They can reason and think but they can be poor spellers, writers and/or speakers. We assume intelligence is related to language skills and if a parent or teacher doesn’t understand what dyslexia is and how they present in the classroom the child can easily be labeled as “dumb”. The parent typically is in denial because they rightly know their child is not stupid but their child is struggling in basic skills and they don’t know what is going on. A dyslexic child can sense that something is wrong but if the parent and teacher don’t understand dyslexia the child is left struggling in a classroom without the necessary tools to succeed. 

There are many issues to consider with a child with dyslexia including what school is the right school and should my child repeat a grade? Every child is different but the LKA is a school where ALL the teachers understand dyslexia and what it looks like in the classroom. ALL the teachers are instructed on the delivery of the curriculum so our children get the evidenced based curriculum they need by trained teachers. Our teachers love and understand our children. It is important for children with dyslexia to understand their differences but to also understand their strengths and that they are smart despite their difficulties in school.  

The Louisiana Key Academy currently serves over 200 students in 1st through 6th grades. 

Non-Discrimination Statement

Non- Discrimination Statement: The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

  • 3172 Government Street
  • Baton Rouge, LA 70806
  • (225) 298-1223