Honoring Louisiana Charter School Success

Each year, LAPCS recognizes and celebrates excellence in the Louisiana charter school movement through the Charter School Excellence awards. Awards are presented annually at the Louisiana Charter Schools Conference.

2018 Award Winners | Pictured Top Row: Rooted School won the Innovative Education Award. Bottom Row (L-R): BESE’s Jim Garvey won the 2018 Education Champion Award. JCFA won the Community Roots Award, and Dr. Birdex Copeland from Lincoln Charter won the Governance Award

Community Roots Award

The Community Roots Award recognizes a Louisiana charter school that demonstrates a commitment to community engagement through the development of partnerships with organizations, programs, and/or individuals from outside their school building to better meet the needs of their students, teachers, and overall school community.

Excellence in Education Award

The Excellence in Education Award is presented to outstanding leaders for their work to strengthen and improve public education in Louisiana.

Excellence in Governance Award

The Excellence in Governance Award recognizes a charter school board member or a full charter school board for exemplary service on behalf of their school, students, and families.

Innovative Education Award

The Innovative Education Award recognizes a charter school that has successfully implemented an innovative practice in academics, finance & operations, or governance that has moved the school forward in a positive direction.


BESE Member Jim Garvey, 2018 “Charter Champion”

Congratulations to all previous winners of LAPCS’ Charter School Excellence Awards!


Check back soon to nominate your school for a 2020 award!