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Advanced Study Academies : ASA Admissions

ASA Admissions for 2017-2018 are currently closed.

Please visit this page in early June for admissions updates.

CURRENT ASA STUDENTS ONLY

Information Regarding Decision Letters and Transfer Requests for 2017-2018  

DECISION LETTERS will be distributed to all current 5th grade academy students and 8th grade students at Ruppel on Thursday, January 5, 2017.  DECISION LETTERS indicate which school students would like to move up to for 6th and 9th grades.  6th and 9th (Ruppel students) grade seats will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Parents/guardians of these students do not need to complete a Transfer Request form at this time.

TRANSFER REQUEST forms will be sent home to all ASA Pre-K through 4th grade and 6th through 11th grade students on Thursday, January 5, 2017.  Additional forms may be obtained at ASA school offices, at 501 Manhattan Blvd. Harvey, LA 70058, and on the district website http://jpschools.org/asa beginning on January 5, 2017.

TRANSFER REQUEST forms for 2017-2018 are to be used to request transfers of students currently attending one of our academies to another academy only. Transfer Requests will be granted on a first come, first served basis, capacity permitting.

OPENS:           8:00 am, Monday, January 9, 2017

CLOSES:         4:00 pm, Friday, January 20, 2017   

 NOTE: The school system will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Decision Letters and Transfer Requests must be hand delivered to: 
Jefferson Parish Public School System Administration Building
501 Manhattan Blvd.
Harvey, LA 70058
(504) 349-7792

 OFFICE HOURS: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Parents/Guardians of students whose child(ren) will not be returning to any Advanced Study Academy should complete a NOTICE OF INTENT NOT TO RETURN TO AN ADVANCED STUDY ACADEMY form.

Documents

    ASA Admissions and Dismissal Policies and Procedures October 2016

     Attendance Zones

      Transfer Request Form for 2017-2018

      Intent Not to Return Forms

      Appeal Form

 

Eligibility Criteria for ASA Admissions and Testing

Pre–Kindergarten (Pre-K)

  • To attend Pre-K, a student must be 4 years old on or before September 30 of the year the student enters Pre-K, as verified by an attached copy of the birth certificate.
  • The student must currently live in Jefferson Parish as verified by an attached copy of one of the following: driver’s license*, state ID*, current original utility bill, or other official document.

Kindergarten – Grade 1

  • To attend kindergarten, a student must be 5 years old on or before September 30 of the year the student enters Kindergarten, as verified by an attached copy of the birth certificate.
  • The student must currently live in Jefferson Parish as verified by an attached copy of one of the following: driver’s license*, state ID*, current original utility bill, or other official document.

Grades 2 through 5

  • A copy of the birth certificate must be attached to the application.
  • The most recent report card must be attached to the application. The report card is only used to determine grade level testing and placement.
  • The student must currently live in Jefferson Parish as verified by an attached copy of one of the following: driver’s license*, state ID*, current original utility bill, or other official document.

Grades 6 through 11

To be eligible for admissions testing, applications must include:

  • The student must currently live in Jefferson Parish as verified by an attached copy of one of the following: driver’s license*, state ID*, current original utility bill, or other official document.
  • Final, end of the year report card grade copies for the past two academic years. All final course grades in reading, English, math, science, AND social studies courses must be a “C” or higher.
  • Qualifying standardized test scores from the 2015-2016 school year must be submitted.
    • If PARCC,  iLEAP &/or LEAP scores are submitted, the student MUST have scored “mastery” or “advanced” in both English language arts and math.
    • If  EOC scores are submitted, results must be “good” or “excellent”.
    • If standardized test scores that employ percentiles are submitted, the overall composite scores (all subjects tested) must at or above the 85th percentile.

*driver’s license or state ID NOT REQUIRED for application process

Admissions Process

When an application window is open, the application and the relevant deadlines will be posted on this site. Hard copies of the application will also be available at the main administration buildings at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey, 822 Clearview Parkway in Elmwood,  and at all JP schools. The applicant must review our policies and procedures prior to submitting an application. Applications and the required documents must be submitted in hard copy and in person at the main administration building.

Once the application is submitted, it will be screened to determine if the student is eligible to move onto the Testing Phase of the process. For eligibility requirements, please see the section above or refer to our policies and procedures.

Testing Phase

If the applicant has met all of the eligibility requirements for ASAs, the student will be offered an appointment for testing.

Paper and pencil tests will be administered for students entering grades 3 and above. Pre-kindergarten through grade 2 students will be provided a one-on-one test with a teacher.

Ranking and Notification Phase

Once student test scores are received, the district will rank each tested applicant by score in descending order, starting from the 99th percentile. The cut off score for admissions into ASAs is 85th percentile.

Students who scored between 85th and 99th percentiles will be admitted into ASAs in descending order of their composite scores beginning with 99th percentile until all available seats are filled. Students not admitted but whose composite score was the 85th percentile or above will be placed on a waiting list. The waiting list will be arranged in descending order of composite scores.

Appeals

An appeals process is made available at each phase of the application cycle. Information on appeals is provided with the application materials during each application cycle.

For detailed policies and procedures regarding the ASA admissions process, please consult our policies and procedures, found in the Documents section above.

Important Notes

  • Privately administered standardized tests or evaluations are not accepted.  Certificates, letters of recommendation, awards, etc. are not factored into the admissions process.
  • Once a child has gone into the testing room and begins testing there will be no makeup/retest opportunity for the upcoming school year.
  • It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to notify the admissions office if your child requires testing accommodations as documented on a current IEP or IAP.  No accommodations can be provided unless they are specified on the accommodations pages on a current IEP or IAP which must be submitted at the time of application.

The Jefferson Parish Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, or national or ethnic origin in the creation or implementation of educational policies.