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Lake Forest Recognized as a National Title I Distinguished School

Congratulations to our phenomenal students, dedicated parents, and tireless instructional leaders and staff for a job well done!  Lake Forest Charter was named a 2015 National Title I Distinguished School–only two schools in each state are selected to receive this award!  Lake Forest previously received this distinction in 2009!

We will accept the prestigious honor at the National Title I Conference in Houston, Tx, on January 28-31st.

Everyone deserves a round of applause!  Way to go!


For Immediate Release:


For more information
About the National Title I Association: Bob Harmon, CEO,

About the school:

December 3rd, 2015: The National Title I Association is pleased to announce that Lake Forest Elementary Charter School from New Orleans, Louisiana has been named a National Title I Distinguished School by the Louisiana State Department of Education. Lake Forest Elementary Charter School is one of up to 100  schools throughout the country that is being nationally recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2015.

A project of the National Title I Association, the National Title I Distinguished Schools Program publicly recognizes qualifying Title I schools for the outstanding academic achievements of their students.  It highlights the efforts of schools across the country making significant improvements for their students. The program has been in place since 1996, showcasing the success of hundreds of schools in one of two categories:

  • Category 1: Exceptional student performance for two consecutive years
  • Category 2: Closing the achievement gap between student groups

Title I is the cornerstone of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It is the largest federally funded pre-college education program in the United States and provides funding to school districts across the country to aid in the education of economically disadvantaged students. 

The National Title I Association is a membership organization made up of the Title I Directors from each of the states and territories, who are charged with managing their state TitleI program to ensure compliance with federal regulations and to ensure that all children – especially those living in economically disadvantaged conditions – have the opportunity to receive a high quality education.

The National Title I Association implemented the National Title I Distinguished Schools Program to highlight selected schools that have successfully used their Title I federal funds to improve the education for economically disadvantaged students. More information about all National Title I Distinguished Schools is available on the National Title IAssociation website:

About Lake Forest Charter School:

Lake Forest Charter School is an “A+” rated 2013 National Blue Ribbon School.   Lake Forest provides a nurturing environment for children from diverse backgrounds, facilitating maximum student achievement through a rigorous, accelerated academic program incorporating visual, cultural and creative arts, and ultimately enhancing each student’s ability to become a global, contributing citizen.  Lake Forest Elementary Charter delivers on its promise to our children—the promise of a strong academic foundation for life.