By M.D. Kittle
MADISON — Lake Country Classical Academy in Oconomowoc might just be the poster-child for the school choice movement today, and Exhibit: A on the empowerment of parents seeking a better educational future for their children.
LCCA a tuition-free, teacher-led charter school, opened in September. It currently serves more than 400 kindergarten through ninth-grade students, But this school steeped in classical learning is rapidly growing, taking in nearly 250 applications for new students in the first two weeks of this month’s enrollment window. By 2024, the academy plans to serve kindergarten-12th grade.
And the school’s success — its very existence — has much to do with an Ojibwe College that shares the belief that parents are the primary educator of their children.