WHO WE ARE

The A+ Coalition is an education initiative of the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce that works to bring members of the community together to advance education in Natchitoches Parish. The Chamber recognizes the importance of education to the success and growth of our community, and understands that the responsibility lies not only on the shoulders of our educators, but on the entire community at large. The A+ Coalition aims to offer a platform for organizations and individuals to get involved, stay informed, and give of their time and resources to make an impact on education in Natchitoches Parish.

OUR GOALS

By the end of the 2025-2026 school year

  • Zero C, D or F schools in the district
  • 50% mastery or better on 3-8 assessments
  • More than 50% of students should graduate with some form of dual enrollment credit
  • District ACT score ≥ 21
  • 95% graduation rate

OUR PURPOSE

  • Attract and retain great teachers
  • Recognize and support teaching excellence
  • Promote and incentivize student performance
  • Engage and mobilize the business community