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About Helix Aviation Academy

Helix Aviation Academy is the first public school of its kind in Louisiana that is located on an airport and focuses on preparing students for college and careers in aviation and cyber technology. It is part of Helix Community Schools, a homegrown network of public charter schools headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana which also includes Helix Mentorship STEAM Academy and Helix Legal Academy. Located in North Baton Rouge at the Baton Rouge Airport, the aviation academy is uniquely situated to provide students with exposure to professionals and experiences related to the field of aviation. 

Recent studies by the Federal Aviation Association and the Aviation Technician Education Council have shown that there is an impending shortage in both technician and pilot-related careers, and the market for drone pilots and engineers is expanding dramatically. 

Our Vision

The vision of Helix Aviation Academy is to empower scholars to become young adults who take an innovative approach to problem solving and thrive in competitive aviation and cyber technology careers.

Our Mission

Helix Aviation Academy prepares all students for achievement in college, career, and a life of opportunity and choice through a deep understanding of the limitless world of aviation, including flight, aeronautical engineering, aircraft technology, and cyber technology.

Career Options

These fields provide students the opportunity to access careers anywhere in the world, and Helix Aviation is uniquely focused on equipping students to take advantage of these opportunities. 

Renowned Curriculum

Utilizing local assets and a nationally renowned curriculum, Helix Aviation will prepare students for a range of aviation related careers including airplane technician, pilot, aerospace engineer, and drone related specializations.

Preparation for

After graduating from Helix Aviation Academy, students walk away with great confidence knowing they are well preparated for the next academic level of their specialized career.

Tour Our Campus

Schedule to attend a tour designed for parents and prospective students. You will have the opportunity to get an in-depth look at our school and what we have to offer as your aspiring student begins the next chapter in their academic career. 

The Road to Graduation

Helix Aviation Academy will open with a 6th grade class in the 2021-22 school year. The following year, the aviation academy will add a 7th grade and an 8th grade in 2023-24 school year. In the 2024-25 school year, an elementary program will open with grades K-2. Thereafter, Helix Aviation Academy will continue to expand until the 2027-28 school year, reaching full capacity and providing students with a full K-12 experience.  

Leadership In

Our Leadership Team

Charita Sellers – Founding Principal

Lt. Col. Jerry Brandon (Ret.) – Director of Aviation 

Angela Domingue, Ph.D. – Chief Schools Officer

Our School Board

Arthur R. Cooper, JD, Chairman

Wendi Berthelot, CPA MBA, Vice Chairperson

Timothy S. Burbach, Treasurer 

Veronica Howard Sizer, JD

Dr. Luria Young

Renee Chatelain, JD

Michael Victorian

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