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JPPSS Seeks High Quality Charter Operators for 2016 Charter Application Cycle

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is now seeking charter applications from high quality operators to bring additional educational options to Jefferson Parish. The district invites charter operators who are interested in turning around existing schools, as well as establishing brand new schools, to submit applications for the 2016 application cycle. Through a continued […]

International School of Louisiana Recognized as State-Certified World Language Immersion School

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) announced three schools in five locations in Louisiana — including Jefferson Parish’s International School of Louisiana (ISL) — have been designated as State-Certified World Language Immersion Schools. The designation, created through Act 361 of the 2013 Regular Legislative Session, is based on overall excellence in offering high-quality, highly-effective world […]

Two New Charter Schools to Offer More Choices for Jefferson Parish Families Beginning Fall 2013

The Jefferson Parish School Board formalized contracts with two nonprofit groups that will open new charter schools for the 2013-14 school year in Jefferson Parish. The Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy (KDHSA) will serve students in grades pre-kindergarten (PK) to 6, while the Young Audiences Charter School will serve students in grades kindergarten to 3. […]

JPPSS to Partner with Building Excellent Schools to Launch Two Charter Schools

At its January meeting, the Jefferson Parish School Board approved a memorandum of understanding between the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) and Building Excellent Schools (BES), a national non-profit that specializes in recruiting and training high-capacity leaders to launch and sustain autonomous charter schools in low-income communities. The agreement will allow BES to train […]