our history. our mission.


J.K. Haynes Charter Schools Incorporated was the vision of Baton Rouge Attorney, Businessman and Educator, the late A. Maurice Haynes. As a pioneer of the charter school movement in Louisiana, he started the elementary school in 1997 with the goal of providing children with a comprehensive, quality education.

His vision was to create model schools which would enhance the basic core curriculum and emphasize problem-solving and communication skills. Our mission is to encourage all students to “Strive for Excellence,” develop their creative abilities and individuality in a child-oriented learning environment which prepares them for college or a career. Our mission is displayed throughout the school and repeated daily by the staff and students. Students are empowered through the words of our mission.

It is our belief that we should address the whole child; academically, socially, emotionally and physically. Annually, we revisit our belief to ensure that it promotes the continuous progression of our school’s mission and vision.

BUILDING LEADERS FOR TOMORROW is the purpose statement for our school. This statement fuels the belief that we can empower students to become innovative thinkers, problem solvers, and productive leaders in their communities.