School Information


Southwest Louisiana Charter is the 2nd charter school in the Lake Charles area. It is operated by the Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy Foundation, Inc. and is managed by Charter Schools USA. For the 2014-2015 school-year we will offer a K-8 program in our new $10.5 million state-of-the-art permanent facility.

Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy incorporates a research based curriculum into a public [charter] school. Our instructional methods focus on academic rigor, character building, and experienced-based learning. Through partnerships with business, industry and educational centers, our students will be prepared to live in and serve the community around us. 

School hours

7:15 am to 3:30 pm
Extended Day Hours: 6:30 am arrival and pickup 6:00 pm

School calendar

Important dates for the 2014-2015 academic year. Calendar may differ from Calcasieu Parish Public School System's calendar.

Programs & Services

  • Personalized Learning Plans
  • Parent access to PowerSchool's Student Information System (SIS)
  • Enforced uniform policy
  • After care

Information for Parents

Eligibility to attend

For the 2014-2015 school-year, the SWLCA is open to all K-8 students in Southwest Louisiana.

Before and After Care program

Yes, Before and After Care is available onsite.
Before Care will begin approximately one hour before the start of school.
After Care will be available until approximately 6:00pm.
Information on how to enroll in these programs will be provided to you as soon as it is finalized.

* Before and After Care times are subject to change.

Meal service

Southwest Louisiana Academy has been approved to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision under the National School Lunch. This means all students at Southwest Louisiana Academy are eligible to receive breakfast and lunch at no charge! Nothing is required from you to participate and you do not need to complete a free and reduced application. If you have any questions about this program please call your school.

View our breakfast and lunch menus by visiting First, select your state. Next, for District select your school name. Last, for School Name select your school name again. This will allow you to view your school's menus by day, week, and month!

Great news! We are now accepting online payments for breakfast and lunch through e-Funds for Schools. You must register with e-Funds first, but then you can make online payments anytime! Register here. If you have questions about e-Funds for Schools or are having problems registering, please contact e-Funds directly by clicking on the Customer Service link at the bottom of your school's e-Funds page.

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act requires school cafeterias to meet new federal nutrition standards for school lunches and breakfasts. Read our "School Meals Have Changed!" flyer to learn more!

Food Service Inspection Report - In accordance with Senate Bill 1908, the school's health certificate/inspection report is available for review.

School uniforms

School Uniforms must be purchased from either Emily’s Children Store located at 3100 Ryan Street or The Uniform Shop located at 2708 Kirkman Street and online at Please click here for our complete uniform policy.

The Uniform Shop Price List

School supplies

A list of supplies that are required for each incoming student will be provided before the start of the school year. These supplies should be brought in to the homeroom teacher on the first day of school.

Wellness Policy

SWLCAF Wellness Policy 2014-15
Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy 2014-15 Student Wellness Policy Assessment

Student Privacy Information

Information regarding Student Privacy
Management Agreement
Complaint Form


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