History

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It all started when...

Thrive Academy was founded in 2011 by former teacher Sarah Broome following the death of a student at her school.  After being granted a charter by East Baton Rouge Parish, Thrive opened with a class of 20 sixth graders in 2012.

During the first year, students saw incredible academic gains, moving from an incoming SPS of 19.6 to a 76.9 in a single year.  The second year saw further growth to an 87.5 - making Thrive one of the highest performing schools in Baton Rouge.  Thrive continued to grow and currently has 160 students in grades 6-11.

In 2015, Thrive broke ground on a permanent campus at 2585 Brightside Drive.  Construction on the first dorm was completed in August of 2016 and students moved in that month.  A capital campaign to fund phase 2 - a permanent academic building - is currently underway.

In 2016, recognizing the tremendous work of Thrive Academy, the Louisiana Legislature passed HB 887 creating Thrive as a legislatively authorized school.  The legislation was signed into Act 672 by Governor John Bel Edwards in June of 2016 and took effect July 1st, 2017.