IDEA Public Schools Breaks Ground on First Campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

On Tuesday, Sept. 5, IDEA Public Schools joined local Baton Rouge community leaders and supporters in celebrating the groundbreaking of IDEA Cortana, the first IDEA school in Southern Louisiana.  The campus will serve more than 525 students when it opens in August of 2018.  IDEA Cortana began accepting applications on Sept. 1, and will serve grades K through 2nd and 6th graders in its inaugural year.

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“We are thrilled to begin our expansion to the Baton Rouge community,” said Kenneth Campbell, executive director of IDEA Southern Louisiana. “IDEA believes that there are no limitations on a child’s ability to succeed in college and life, and we can’t wait to see what IDEA Cortana scholars will achieve.”

Kenneth Campbell, IDEA Founder and CEO Tom Torkelson, and IDEA President, Co-Founder, and Superintendent JoAnn Gama initiated construction of the campus.  Notable ceremony attendees included Lakeisha Robichaux, IDEA Southern Louisiana Board Member, Warren Drake, superintendent of East Baton Rouge Schools, and Preston Castille, board chair of New Schools for Baton Rouge.

The future site of IDEA Cortana Academy and College Preparatory is located across the street from Cortana Mall at the cross streets of Tom Drive and Oak Villa Boulevard.

We are so excited to welcome IDEA Cortana to our Team & Family!

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