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IDEA Public Schools opens Baton Rouge campus

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - On Tuesday, Sept. 5, IDEA Public Schools joined local Baton Rouge community leaders and supporters in celebrating the groundbreaking of IDEA Cortana. The campus will serve more than 525 students in August 2018.

IDEA Founder and CEO Tom Torkelson, IDEA President, Co-Founder, and Superintendent JoAnn Gama, and IDEA Southern Louisiana Executive Director Kenneth Campbell will initiate construction on the first IDEA campus in Baton Rouge.

“We are thrilled to begin our expansion to the Baton Rouge community,” said Kenneth Campbell, executive director of IDEA Southern Louisiana. “IDEA believes that there are no limitations on a child’s ability to succeed in college and life, and we can’t wait to see what IDEA Cortana scholars will achieve.”

IDEA Cortana will begin accepting applications on Sept. 1, and will open in August 2018, serving Pre-K through first and sixth grade in its inaugural year.

To attend the event or learn more about IDEA Public Schools, contact Kisella Cardenas at Kisella.Cardenas@ideapublicschools.org, or 956-998-9120.

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