Jun 07, 2012

BATON ROUGE, La. - Today, the Recovery School District (RSD) announced the addition of Crestworth Learning Academy to the Baton Rouge Achievement Zone for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year. Crestworth will join the six recently announced Zone schools in significantly impacting and turning around student learning and achievement for 10,000 students located in a contiguous three zip code area of North Baton Rouge.

"We are thankful for the work that the Board of Directors has done for students at Crestworth Learning Academy for the past three years," said RSD Superintendent Patrick Dobard. "We recognize that we need to do more in addressing student achievement and in preparing our students to be career and college ready. We look forward to working with them during this transition process and in the future."

Effective immediately, the Crestworth Board of Directors will begin transitioning the oversight and management of the school to the RSD. The school will be open for the 2012-2013 school year, and the RSD, along with faculty and staff, are excited to welcome back current as well as new students.

The Crestworth Board has indicated their support of the Recovery School District during the transition process. They will join the Recovery School District in hosting a parent and community meeting in the upcoming weeks.

The six other schools participating in the Achievement Zone are Istrouma High, Capitol High, Prescott Middle, Glen Oaks Middle, Dalton Elementary, and Lanier Elementary. Other RSD-LA schools include Pointe Coupee Central High, St. Helena Central Middle, and Linear Leadership Academy.

Parents can submit applications online for RSD-LA schools at or download and fax the application to (225) 342-4053. Individuals can also drop off applications at any RSD-LA school site.

For additional information, parents can contact the RSD-LA office at (225) 342-3868.


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