Magnet Programs

501 Manhattan Blvd.
Harvey, LA 70058


About Us

The Jefferson Parish Public School System magnet school program currently contains the following emphasis areas:

  • Arts Integration
  • French and Spanish Language Immersion
  • International Baccalaureate (IBO)
  • Montessori

Admissions for the 2014-15 School Year

The application forms and FAQ for the 2014-15 school year may be downloaded below. The deadline to submit applications is June 3, 2014.

Informational Sessions for Parents


International Baccalaureate Program Orientation Meeting

March 20, 2014

Parents of students in grades 8 and 9 are invited to attend an orientation meeting and learn more about the International Baccalaureate (IB) program in Jefferson Parish Public Schools.

John Ehret High School

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Multi-Purpose Room 200
Doors open 6:15 P.M.
Program 6:30 – 7:30 P.M.


The IB curriculum prepares students for competitive college environments.  Our district has implemented this program at John Ehret High School, as a school within a school with an advanced program.   You are encouraged to examine this opportunity closely to see if it appropriately meets your child’s educational goals and objectives for high school and beyond.

John Ehret High School

4300 Patriot Street

Marrero, LA  70072

Phone: (504) 371-1300


Arts Integration

The comprehensive arts integration program is designed for students who have a strong interest in dance, drama, music, and art as well as for students who want a challenging academic experience. The curriculum is designed to incorporate the arts into the core classes to help deepen and broaden student understanding while adhering the state mandated learning objectives and parish policies.

  • Lincoln Elementary School for the Arts
  • Clancy-Maggiore Elementary School for the Arts

French & Spanish Language Immersion

The French and Spanish immersion programs develop student proficiency in a second language while providing a foundation in fundamentals of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, health, physical education and cultural arts programs. The program fosters an understanding of and an appreciation for Louisiana’s cultures and those of other areas and countries.

  • Boudreaux Elementary (Spanish)
  • Ellis Elementary (French and Spanish)
  • Riverdale Middle School (French)

International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)

IBO programs develop the whole student, helping students to grow intellectually, socially, aesthetically and culturally. They provide a broad and balanced education that includes science and the humanities, languages and mathematics, technology and the arts. They instill a sense of responsibility towards others and towards the environment. IBO programs also give students an awareness and understanding of their own culture and of other cultures, values and ways of life.

  • Marrero Middle
  • Riverdale Middle
  • Ehret High
  • Riverdale High


Montessori education is an educational approach characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, and social development. Students in the early elementary grades learn concepts from working with materials, rather than by direct instruction, and enjoy choices of activity from within a prescribed range of options.

  • Collins Elementary
  • Washington Elementary

Contact Us

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Johns, Julia Network Support Specialist