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Advanced Study Academies Application Window Open Until November 4 at Noon

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) Advanced Study Academies (ASA) will hold a 2017-18 application period from October 11 to November 4, 2016 at noon. Click here for the 2017-18 Application Click here for a list of projected openings In addition to the above link, applications are available in the offices of all JPPSS schools, at the […]

Apply for our remaining Advanced Study Academies openings from June 23 to July 8

The Jefferson Parish Public School System’s Advanced Study Academies will accept applications for grade levels with remaining openings for the 2016-2017 school year from Thursday, June 23 until Friday, July 8 at noon. Applications will be available on June 22 at both locations listed below and at our ASA admissions webpage. Applications must be completed and […]

ASA Testing Change: West Bank Testing Location for Saturday, Nov. 21 Moved to Terrytown Elementary

Advanced Study Academies admissions testing will take place at Terrytown Elementary on Saturday, November 21, NOT AT BOUDREAUX ELEMENTARY. The address is 550 E. Forest Lawn Drive, Terrytown, 70056. If you child is testing for 4th or 5th grade, please report to Terrytown Elementary School for 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. If your child is […]

Gretna No. 2 Academy Entertains Veterans with “A Tribute to the USO”

Students at Gretna No. 2 Academy entertained troops past and present on Veterans Day. “A Tribute to the USO” featured musical numbers from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. The veterans in attendance visited classrooms after the production to share their experiences with students. Watch the program in its entirety above or click through the […]

Haynes Academy Students Earn 23 National Merit Honors

The students of Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies continue to make this school and the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) proud. Along with boasting the most National Merit Semifinalists in JPPSS, Haynes Academy also has eight National Merit Commended Scholars and a pair of Hispanic National Merit Achievers. Haynes Academy’s 13 National Merit Semifinalists […]

Sixteen JPPSS Students Named 2016 National Merit Semifinalists

Sixteen high school seniors in the Jefferson Parish Public School System were named National Merit Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Thirteen students from Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, two from Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, and one from Thomas Jefferson High were honored as Semifinalists. Each student is eligible for the approximately 7,400 National […]

2016-2017 Advanced Study Academies Application Period Ends October 30 at Noon

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) Advanced Study Academies (ASA) will hold a 2016-2017 application period from September 28 to October 30, 2015. 2016-2017 Complete ASA Application 2016-2017 Projected ASA Openings In addition to the above link, applications are available on the ASA admissions page of the JPPSS website, at all JPPSS schools, and […]

Applications Now Available for Advanced Study Academies. Apply June 25 – July 9

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) will hold a second application period from June 25 to July 9 for its Advanced Study Academies (ASA). This application period applies in only those grade levels with openings for the 2015-2016 school year and with no wait lists. Only students who meet specific criteria as detailed below […]

Five JPPSS High Schools Appear in 2015 U.S. News National Rankings

Five high schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) were honored by U.S. News & World Report recently when the news organization released its national rankings for the Best High Schools of 2015. Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, and Thomas Jefferson High School made the national rankings. […]

Three JPPSS Students Named National Merit Scholars

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation named three Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students National Merit Scholars. Jessica Ding of Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Kayla Tarr of Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, and Ryan Vedros of Thomas Jefferson High School earned the prestigious designation of Merit Scholar and will each be awarded a […]