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LA: First ASD charter school in state opens; plans to grow from 20 to 120 students

July 10, 2018, Baton Rouge (LA) Business Report: The Emerge Center launches new Baton Rouge school, foundation for autistic children https://www.businessreport.com/article/emerge-center-launches-new-baton-rouge-school-foundation-autistic-children The Emerge Center is opening the first charter school specifically for children with autism in Louisiana in August, the Emerge Center announced this morning. … The Emerge School got its charter approved in May, and plans to serve children ages five to eleven. Administrators plan to start with 20 kindergarten students in the 2018-2019 school year and grow to serve approximately 120 students. Classes will begin on Aug. 16 with students on a staggered start schedule. In its first year, the school will operate out of two classrooms at the Emerge Center headquarters on Innovation Park Dr., with plans to identify a larger space to accommodate more students in the future….