Louisiana Financial Aid Access Policy for High School Seniors

Most Louisiana high school graduates are eligible for some form of merit or need-based financial aid. Students can apply for state and federal financial aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be used at four-year universities, two-year community colleges, and technical training programs. The FAFSA is used to determine […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Latest Cold & Flu Guidelines & Recommendations

It seems like we’ve all been impacted by the flu this season, whether it’s at home, at work, or in school. JPPSS Health Services Director Daphne Walker shares some of the latest tips on how to avoid catching and spreading the flu.

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Scholarships

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars is currently accepting applications for 2018 college scholarships that include Corporate & Privately funded scholarships as well as College & University awards. Over 100 scholarships are available to students who attend a Jefferson Parish public high school. Each year, students are selected from a pool of hundreds of applicants to receive […]