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 2013-2014 school-year we will offer a K-8 program in a temporary location at 2750 Power Centre Parkway in Lake Charles.

In August, 2014 an 8th grade program will be added and we will move to a $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 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic years. Calendars 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 2013-2014 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

Breakfast and lunch service will be available to all students. Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy participates in the National School Lunch Program and free or reduced pricing is available to those students who meet the guidelines. Breakfast costs $1.50 and Lunch costs $2.85. Reduced breakfast costs $.30 and reduced lunch costs $.40.

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

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!

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!

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.

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.