Louisiana Connections Academy graduate sought by many universities

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Jericka Jackson

BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge resident Jericka Jackson is a recent graduate of Louisiana Connections Academy, a K-12 virtual public charter school open to students from across the state.

This is the school's second graduating class, and Principal Caroline Wood wanted to highlight Jackson's incredible accomplishment: The future college freshman was accepted to six prestigious universities!

Jackson plans to become a medical doctor and is humbled by the overwhelming responses she has received from universities. She credits much of her success as a student to Louisiana Connections Academy, the virtual public school that serves students in grades K-12 from anywhere in Louisiana.

"The school worked specifically with me to meet my needs and the one- on-one instruction was extremely beneficial," the graduating senior said.

Jackson decided to enroll in her state's flagship university, Louisiana State University, which she believes has one of the best pre-med college programs in the world. "I want to be a pediatrician and help people," she said, and thanks to Louisiana Connections Academy she feels she's more than ready to take on her goal.

"This is why we teach. Students like Jericka inspire all of us," said Principal Wood.

For more information on the free online charter school, go to

www.louisianaconnectionsacademy.com or call (225) 372-8389.