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Admissions 2019-2020

The application window for ASA admissions testing is now closed.

Summer 2019 Admissions for 2019-2020

Applications for admissions testing will be taken for any remaining 2019-2020 openings from 8:00 am on Monday,  June 3, 2019 until the deadline of 12:00 pm on Friday, June 14, 2019.

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR INFORMATION REGARDING ELIGIBLITY CRITERIA AND REQUIREMENTS.

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Admissions 2018-2019

Admissions for the 2018-2019 school year are closed.

New to Jefferson Parish Public Schools

According to the Advanced Study Academies Admissions Policies and Procedures:

M. ASA Admission of new students to Jefferson Parish

New students to Jefferson Parish are defined as follows:

1. Students who are current residents of Jefferson Parish who are currently enrolled in a private or parochial school, and did not attend any Jefferson Parish Public School during the previous or current school year.

2. Students who relocate to Jefferson Parish from another state or country and are able to produce proof of prior residency in another state or country as well as current residency in Jefferson Parish.

3. Students who relocate to Jefferson Parish from another Parish within the state of Louisiana and are able to produce proof of prior residency in another Parish as well as current residency in Jefferson Parish.

If such student(s) enter into (newly reside) Jefferson Parish outside of the established ASA testing window, such students are eligible to apply for admission into an Academies for Advanced Academic Study provided that:

1) The Student (s) meet all requirements set forth for entry into the Academies,

2) The Student(s) were not students in a Jefferson Parish Public School during any part of the previous or current academic year,

3) The Student (s) have not applied to an Academy for Advanced Study during the current or prior academic year,

4) It is no later than three weeks before the second day of the third marking period AND

5) There are openings and there is no wait list for the Academy and grade level into which the student would seek entry.

Please call the Admissions Office for information regarding remaining openings for the 2018-2019 school year.

Testing will continue to remain open and available to those new students (as defined above) to Jefferson parish for the 2018-2019 school year who meet the admission qualifications of the required application process UNTIL DECEMBER 19, 2018.

If your child meets the criteria above, and you wish to apply for admissions testing, you may submit the application (see below) along with required documents by hand delivery to 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey, 70058.

Arabic – ASA New to JPPSS Application

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Vietnamese – ASA New to JPPSS Application

Please read below for admissions testing eligibility criteria.


ASA Admissions and Dismissal Policies and Procedures

Academy Attendance Zones

Eastbank Elementary Academies Attendance Zone Map

Westbank Elementary Academies Attendance Zone Map    

Haynes Academy serves grades 6 – 12 on the east bank.
L. W. Ruppel serves grades 6 – 8 on the west bank.
Thomas Jefferson High School serves grades 9 – 12 on the west bank.
Patrick Taylor Science and Technology Academy serves grades 6 – 12 district wide.

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 designated 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 S. 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 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.