New school geared toward helping kids with learning disabilities set to open in fall
POSTED: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 6:30pm
UPDATED: Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 1:53pm
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — Denis LaTulippe's son, Mark, has Kleinfelter Syndrome, and it comes with learning and behavioral disabilities.
“They said, ‘I’m sorry, he’s not going to pass the Kindergarten exam,’” said LaTulippe. “We looked around at other schools and we were like, what do we do now?"
After years of struggling to find a school and environment that helped him, Denis was about to give up, until now.
The Louisiana Key Academy, a free charter school opening this fall, is geared toward kids with dyslexia and learning disabilities. The future site of the school is located in the Westmoreland Shopping Center in Mid City on South Acadian and Government Street.
The school will be geared toward Kindergarden, first and second grade students who need help with the basics.
By preparing the 138 new students for their future, they will hopefully have the foundation for a successful life.
Parents like Denis say, this is a blessing which came right in time, “I want to give my son the best foot forward, so he doesn't become a burden on society later on in life. I want him to be successful."