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2017-2018 Second Round Admissions

Applications for admissions testing for the 2017-2018 school year will be taken for grade levels with remaining openings and no waiting list during a two week application window in June.

This application phase is for families who did not participate in the initial application phase in the fall for the 2017-2018 school year.

Applications may be submitted from 8:00 am on Monday, June 12, 2017 until Monday, June 26.

Please click Summer 2017 Application Information below for a chart of available openings/schools.

Applications are available on this website, at the Paul Emenes Building, 822 S. Clearview Parkway, Elmwood, 70123, and at the JPPSS Administration Building, 501 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 70058.

NOTE: Admissions for grades Pre-K through 3 have been completed for the 2017-2018 school year

Application Information Packets and Available Openings

Documents

    ASA Admissions and Dismissal Policies and Procedures October 2016

     Attendance Zones

     Intent Not to Return Forms

     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.