Laurie Hardwick Hood

Laurie Hood

Laurie Hardwick Hood
Laurie Hardwick Hood and her two brothers were students at ACDS in the 1970’s and 80’s.  Mrs. Hood, then Ms. Hardwick, was honored as the first “Ms. ACDS”. Since graduating from Country Day, she has embarked upon an adventure to provide homes and shelter to thousands of animals, adopting over 13,000, abandoned, lost or abused animals ranging from family pets to farm animals.  With the help of her family and friends for funding, as a volunteer base and board members, she founded the Alaqua Animal Refuge in 2007 in Walton County, Florida.  On average, you will find about 250 animals at the refuge and with the growing interest from both animals and the community, the Hood family has plans to expand the refuge to 100 acres and will become a tourist destination, expand into a wildlife sanctuary, and family educational center.  Laurie Hood has been awarded the George H.W. Bush Point of Light Award; she is the district leader for the Humane Society of the U.S. (which addresses legislative issues); she represents Florida on lobby days in Washington; and she was recognized as a local hero at the Red, White and Blue hero recognition in Destin and presented with a key to the city.  Alexandria Country Day School is very proud to have Mrs. Hood and her siblings as members of the ACDS legacy and wish her and her family well.

Open Enrollment

ACDS Open Enrollment
2018/2019 School Year
PK3-8th Grade
Starts:  February 21, 2018
$250 Registration Fee

Contact Kim Roberts, Admissions Director at (318) 448-1475 for more information

Annual Fund Drive

Because of you, over 400 ACDS students are “Growing Bright Futures” and becoming creative, innovative future leaders.  Your generosity ensures that Alexandria Country Day School continues to provide the best education in Central Louisiana.  On behalf of our students, faculty and staff, thank you for sharing your gifts of time, talent and financial support.

Our goal is to reach out to the Cenla community and share our exemplary traditions of education and character.   Even though we empower over 400 students now, there are still so many we would like to share the Alexandria Country Day School difference with through scholarships and financial assistance.

CLICK HERE to support our efforts or return your gift to:
ACDS/ 5603 Bayou Rapides Rd./ Alexandria/ LA/ 71301/ Attention “Growing Bright Futures”.

 

 

 

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Welcome to Alexandria Country Day School

Alexandria Country Day School was founded in 1969, and is an independent, coeducational school. We are non-sectarian, and serve grades Prekindergarten 3 through 8. ACDS offers a challenging curriculum as well as many opportunities to excel in athletics and in the arts. Many of our alumni go on to become National Merit Scholars and are accepted and win scholarships to some of the finest universities in the nation.

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5603 Bayou Rapides Road.
Alexandria, LA 71303
Phone: 318-448-1475
FAX: 318-442-7924
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