Mercedes Schneider brings us up to date on the disruption caused by charters in Baton Rouge, most of which are failing schools. Apex Collegiate Charter School in Baton Rouge notified parents it is closing. Yet its website announces that it is accepting applications for next year. It has been open three years, and it has an F rating from the state. The East Baton Rouge School Board rejected Apex’s proposal in 2015 but the charter was approved by the state board.“Note that concerns raised surrounding Apex Collegiate’s rejection by EBRSB include chartering goals too lofty to reasonably achieve as well as the reality that most EBR charter schools are graded as D or F schools.'