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View Our 2018-19 Academic Calendar

The Jefferson Parish School Board approved the 2018-19 academic calendar during its February 7 meeting. You can see the entire calendar by clicking here to visit our calendar page, or by downloading the calendar at the link below. 2018-19 JPPSS Academic Calendar The calendar meets all state requirements and maximizes the amount of uninterrupted instructional […]

JPPSS Announces Inclement Weather Make-Up Days

The Jefferson Parish School Board approved the district’s plan to make up the instructional minutes lost due to inclement weather. The school board approved the following changes to the 2017-18 calendar during its February 7 meeting. February 19 to May 15: Schools will add 10 minutes to the instructional day by taking time from a […]

2018-19 Magnet Program Applications Now Available

Parents can now submit magnet program applications for the 2018-19 school year. The application window is open from February 19 to April 13. Applications can be downloaded at the links below. 2018-2019 MAGNET PROGRAM APPLICATION Arabic English Spanish Vietnamese To learn more about the application process and for a full list of schools and programs […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed for Mardi Gras Break February 12-16

The Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed for Mardi Gras Break Monday, February 12 through Friday, February 16, 2018. Schools and offices will reopen on Monday, February 19. Click here to see where our students will be marching during Mardi Gras season. Click here to see our entire calendar.

STEM Focus Impacts More Than Science & Math at Collins Elementary

Collins Elementary became one of the newest STEM focused schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System this school year. Students are not only engaging in their STEM classes, but the impact of these 21st century lessons is being felt in other subjects as well. Watch the video above to see how the emphasis on […]

JPPSS Hosts 2018 Regional Career Expo February 23

Students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System, Plaquemines Parish School Board, St. Bernard Parish School District, and St. Charles Parish Public Schools will explore career opportunities at the 2018 Regional Career Expo February 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UNO Lakefront Arena. Around 3,000 high school career and technical education (CTE) students […]

STEM Focus Sets Washington Elementary Students on New Course

Washington Elementary became one of the newest schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System to adopt a STEM focus (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) this school year. It has taken only months for teachers to see positive changes for students. Watch the video above to see how this 21st century approach to education is already […]

JPPSS Posse Scholars Earn Full Scholarships to Select Colleges & Universities

A record number of students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System earned full scholarships to some of the nation’s top colleges and universities when the Posse Foundation announced its latest class of Posse Scholars. Seventeen students from JPPSS were awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships to select colleges and universities. The students attend nine different […]

JPPSS Talent Visual Arts Students Present “Art Around the World”

The Jefferson Parish Public School System’s Talent Visual Arts program celebrated “Art Around the World” for its annual exhibit. This year’s show took place at the Audubon Zoo. Click on the videos below to view nearly every piece from the 2017 show.

“The Bright Side:” STEM in JPPSS

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is producing a new show that shines a light on the people, programs, and events making a difference in the district. Each episode of The Bright Side will feature exclusive stories, interviews, and fun extras like JPPSS trivia. You can watch the show on Facebook, Vimeo, or JPS-TV (Cox cable channel 8/ AT&T U-verse channel […]