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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 […]

Join Us for a Magnet & Academic Programs Showcase on May 20

Join us for an informational meeting on magnet and academic programs offered by the Jefferson Parish Public Schools! Programs to be highlighted include: Magnet programs: arts integration, International Baccalaureate, language immersion, and Montessori Gifted & Talented programs Advanced Placement Vocational programs Charter school options Date: Monday, May 20, 2013 Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Location: 501 Manhattan Blvd, Harvey, LA […]

Volunteers Needed for Charter School Boards

As the charter school presence grows in JPPSS, high quality and committed board members will be needed to ensure that schools have the support and leadership they need to succeed. The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) is helping to build a diverse pipeline of qualified leaders to serve on charter school boards and […]

Young Audiences Charter School Now Accepting Applications for Grades K-3

Young Audiences Charter School is a type 1 charter authorized by the Jefferson Parish Public School System and operated by the local non-profit organization, Young Audiences of Louisiana, which partners with public schools to offer arts education and after-school programs. Opening in August 2013, Young Audiences Charter School will offer its students an arts-integrated curriculum […]

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. […]

Building Excellent Schools Seeking Founding School Leaders

JPPSS has partnered with Building Excellent Schools (BES) to launch two new charter schools in the district, and we are seeking two founding school leaders. BES is a national organization that supports entrepreneurs to design, found, lead and sustain excellent charter schools in underserved communities. The organization accomplishes change by starting and sustaining charter schools […]

JPPSS Seeks High Quality Charter Operators for 2013 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 2013 cycle. “We are seeking applications […]

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 […]

New Arts-Integrated Charter School to Open in Fall 2013

In a vote of 8-1, the Jefferson Parish School Board approved a charter school application submitted by the Young Audiences Charter Association during its November 7 meeting. The Young Audiences Charter School will open in fall 2013 as an open admissions elementary school offering an arts-integrated academic program. The new charter school will continue the […]