Magnet Programs

501 Manhattan Blvd.
Harvey, LA 70058


Application Information for the 2017-2018 School Year

The application window for Magnet Programs for the 2017-2018 school year will open at 8:00 am on Monday, February 20, 2017 and will close on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 4:00 pm.

Applications will be available beginning February 20, 2017 on this website, on each magnet school’s website, at the Emenes Building, 822 S. Clearview Parkway, Harahan, 70123, at the Jefferson Parish Administration Building, 501 Manhattan Boulevard, Harvey, 70058 and at magnet school sites.

Application Packets

Completed applications and required documents must be hand delivered to the Compliance Office, 501 Manhattan Boulevard, Harvey, 70058 between February 20, 2017 and April 7, 2017.  Office hours are 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Required documents are (1) proof of residency in Jefferson Parish, (2) the student’s birth certificate, and (3) if applying for grades 2-11, the final report card from the year prior to application.

Note: The Jefferson Parish School system will be closed from Monday, February 27, 2017 to Friday, March 3, 2017 for the Mardi Gras break.

Please read the 2017-2018 Magnet School/Magnet Program Application Process Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQ”) available below.

Acceptance is determined by (1) having met the criteria outlined in 2017-2018 Magnet School/Magnet Program Application Process Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions, (2) the date and time of submission of the application, and (3) capacity in the grade level at the requested school.

Families of students attending schools scheduled to close in 2017-2018 may call (504) 349-7792 for more information.

About Us

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

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


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 to the state mandated learning objectives and parish policies.


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.


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.



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.


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.

Contact Us

Name Title Email
Bowman, Ashley Administrative Assistant
Johns, Julia Coordinator of Advanced Study Academies and Magnet Programs
Williams, Gretchen Executive Director of Compliance, Advanced Study Academies, and Magnet Programs