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May 26 is the Last Day of School for Students

Friday, May 26 is the last day of the 2016-17 school year.  The 2017-18 school year starts on August 10 for students in grades 1-12 and August 15 or 16 (depending on your school) for students in Pre-K and kindergarten. Here are some links to important information that you may find useful in the coming […]

New Orleans Saints Help Airline Park Celebrate International Food Fest

Airline Park Academy for Advanced Studies hosted “Taste Around the World”, a multicultural celebration on Thursday, May 18th. The celebration was led by Spanish Teacher, Mrs. Lissette James and featured a special guest appearance by, New Orleans Saints player, Senio Kelemete and his wife. The entire student body, along with faculty, families and friends gathered together […]

Apply for Remaining Advanced Study Academies Openings June 12-23

The Jefferson Parish Public School System will hold a second Advanced Study Academies application window from June 12-23. This two week window is for our ASAs that still have openings for the 2017-18 school year. To see which schools have openings, click on one of the Summer 2017 Application Information links below. Admission for 2017-18 […]

JPPSS Announces May Dandridge Community Town Hall Meetings

The Dandridge Task Force will hold two town hall meetings in May. The first will take place on Monday, May 29 at G.T. Woods Elementary, located at 1037 31st Street in Kenner. The second meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 30 at L.W. Higgins High School, located at 7201 Lapalco Boulevard in Marrero.  Both meetings will begin […]

JPPSS Now Accepting Applications for 2017-18 STEM Magnet Programs

Students in Jefferson Parish can now apply to be part of two new STEM schools. The Jefferson Parish Public School System is accepting applications for its STEM Magnet Program for the 2017-18 school year. The application window is open from May 16 to July 14. STEM schools are designed to provide a curriculum and learning […]

JPPSS 2017 Regular Summer School Information

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) will offer Summer School for credit recovery, removal of deficiencies or new credit for students presently enrolled in grades 8-12. All course work will be online learning using PLATO Learning System. For questions concerning PLATO, please call your child’s school counselor during school hours. Students enrolled in grades […]

Bunche Elementary Attendance Zone Impact Public Hearing is Thursday, May 18

The Jefferson Parish School board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. The public hearing will be held at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High (2801 Bruin Drive in Kenner) in the board room. The board will consider a proposal outlining the attendance zone for Ralph J. Bunche Elementary School. Schools […]

JPPSS Announces 2017-18 Student Registration Dates, Including an Early Period for Kindergarten

The Jefferson Parish Public School System will hold early registration for the 2017-18 school year for kindergarten students. This registration period for kindergarten students only will take place May 30 through June 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school the student will attend. Kindergarten students can also be registered during the normal […]

Patrick Taylor Academy Sophomore Scores Perfect ACT

Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy sophomore Christian Otero made the most of his first ACT. Otero scored a perfect 36 when he took the test this past February. “Christian came to us in sixth grade and I could tell then he was an exceptional student,” said Patrick Taylor Academy Principal Jamie Zapico. “He […]

Three JPPSS Students Win $2500 National Merit Scholarships

Three Jefferson Parish Public School System students have been named National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Alaa N. Malik and Allie Sigur from Haynes Academy and Stefan L. Suazo of Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy are three of the nation’s 2,500 Merit Scholar designees. They were chosen from […]