Free & Low Cost Health Insurance Campaign
Dear LPCSC Parent/Guardian,
Beginning 2014, most people are required to have health coverage. If they don’t, they may have to pay a fee. We wanted to make you aware that LPCSC has partnered with Covering Kids & Families (CKF) of LaPorte to ensure that 100% of our LPCSC families receive health insurance coverage. CKF is a statewide organization committed to enrolling all children, adults, and families eligible for health insurance through Medicaid’s Hoosier Healthwise (HHW), Healthy Indiana Plan, (HIP), Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the recently introduced Affordable Care Act/Marketplace (ACA) programs.
CKF has designated Nakia Bonds as your personal LPCSC School Based Enrollment Specialist. Nakia is available to assist families with HHW, HIP, CHIP and ACA programs. Nakia is a certified Indiana Navigator and Federally Certified Application Counselor. Open enrollment for the ACA Marketplace plans is available until March 31, 2014. Although, if you would like Marketplace coverage to begin January 1 2014, you will need to apply and enroll by December 23, 2013. To receive additional information and enrollment assistance, visit http://ckfindiana.org/news/laporte/ckf-laporte-100-percent-campaign/ for fax referral forms that can be submitted to your students school nurse or contact Nakia Bonds directly using the below information.
School Enrollment Specialist
Covering Kids & Families of LaPorte
A Division of Healthy Communities LaPorte County
Phone: 219-809-9094 Cell: 219-877-4292 Fax: 219-809-9042
Click to Download Enrollment Form
VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY REACHES ROCK STAR STATUS
By Erin Parker
Education no longer is the cookie cutter representation of a teacher droning on for 70 minutes while students copy down the lecture word for word. Education, like us, has evolved, and the Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) at La Porte High School is a shining example of where it could be headed.
VLA is an online learning opportunity for students who are behind in credits, who would like to get ahead, or who just need a different learning environment. It also allows students to work at their own pace. This program is in its second year and is led by Director Janie Ulmer and assistants Allison Burke and Angela Klimczak....
“Traditional classrooms are working for many, but there are several students who need an alternative path. Environment, learning paths, and pacing are all factors that the individual learner may need to be academically successful,” Ulmer said.
This formula has led to unprecedented success, allowing students to earn over 405 credits in just 14 months. VLA has not just garnered attention from area educators and administrators. On November 6th, the VLA staff was awarded Edmentum Rock Star Award, a national award given to programs using technology in an innovative and successful manner. Only 11 schools in the country have received this prestigious honor.
“VLA is successful due to the collaborative efforts of all levels—central office, building administrators, counselors, teachers, parents, and, of course, students,” Ulmer said.
With a new lab and a dedicated team, there is no ceiling in sight for VLA. Kids, parents, and educators all have witnessed the power and potential of this program and see it as an invaluable asset to the La Porte Community School Corporation and beyond.
“I see VLA being an educational resource for students K-12, as well as adults, providing a variety of learning pathways to help learners of all ages reach their academic goals. I even see it allowing for access to college credits as well as professional development sessions for our community’s businesses,” Ulmer said.
The sky is the limit.
School Board Meetings now Online!
The LPCSC School Board meetings are being broadcast via a live stream from our Corporation website.
To access this stream, click on the link below to view the meeting once it begins.
The LPCSC School Board meets on the third Tuesday of each month for their regular board meeting, unless otherwise specified.
The meetings begin at 6:00 pm and are held at the Educational Services Center at 1921 “A” Street.
LPCSC School Board Meeting Live
Crichfield - Four Star School
The Four Star School recognition is a non-monetary award given annually by the state. To earn the distinction, a school must be fully accredited by the Indiana State Board of Education, meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), and perform in the top 25 percent of all schools in the state in each of the following areas:
•Combined Passing Percentage (English/Language Arts and Math)
•Percentage Passing Both English/Language Arts and Math
•Percentage of Students Tested
Congratulations to our Crichfield students, staff,
and parents on this outstanding recognition!
2013-2014 Immunization Requirements
No person shall be excluded from participation in the educational programs, activities, instruction and facilities of the La Porte Community School Corporation, or denied the benefits of or otherwise subjected to unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin or handicapping condition including limited English proficiency.
For further information, clarification, or complaint, please contact the following persons:
- Personnel and Section 504: Assistant Superintendent, 1921 ‘A’ Street, La Porte, IN 46350, 362-7056
- Facilities: Director of Facilities, 205 Rumely Street, La Porte, IN 46350, 362-7145
- Liaison for Homeless Children: Mr. Don Tonsoni, Kesling Middle School, 306 East 18th Street, La Porte, IN 46350, 362-7507
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