University View Academy will provide Educational Services at the Tallulah site on Cedar Street for the 2018-2019 school year. Tallulah students will receive instruction from UVA while continuing to attend the campus, announced University View Superintendent Dr. Lonnie Luce.
Fifteen-year educator Melissa Bentley-Dalton, who has previously served as a charter school principal in Louisiana and coordinates all student services for University View Academy, will serve as the on-site Principal at Tallulah Charter.
Ms. Bentley-Dalton is supervising enrollment of the Tallulah school’s 435 students this week at the existing campus. Eventually, all parents and students will be introduced to the online program and how to operate its various platforms. Students will have opportunities to participate in field trips and UVA activities, like all of the online school’s 2600 K-12 students who attend from parishes across Louisiana.
University View Academy utilizes certified Louisiana instructors to deliver its K-12 program completely online, but at Tallulah, students will report as normal to the school buildings and their classroom instructors will supplement the online curriculum and learning lessons in direct partnership with the UVA online educators. Each Tallulah student will receive a MacBook Air computer for their instruction and assignments, and all enrolled families receive an internet subsidy.
Additionally, University View Academy offers to qualifying 9thand 10thgraders the opportunity to enter their Early College Program, and graduate high school with two years of college credit or a Louisiana Associates Degree at no cost to the family.
University View Academy already utilizes this “blended” model of online learning and direct supervision at “e-Learning” centers in south Louisiana where working parents wanted to access UVA’s academic program but needed a physical setting with adult supervision.
“This is such a great program that will build on the work already done by the Tallulah community in starting a charter school and add some incredible programs that will strengthen this school’s academic program,” said Principal Bentley-Dalton.
Parents and students can find out more information at the website http://tallulahcharter.org or call (225) 421-2900 or (318) 574-0029.