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Where You’ll Find JPPSS Students Marching This Mardi Gras Season

The students of the Jefferson Parish Public School System will do more than simply celebrate along the parade routes during Carnival season. Many of our school’s performance groups will take center stage participating in parades all over our area. This schedule highlights where our student groups will be during the 2015 Mardi Gras parades. Don’t see […]

JPPSS Students Awarded Full Tuition College Scholarships through The Posse Foundation

Eight students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation, including students from Helen Cox High School, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, L.W. Higgins High School, Riverdale High School, and Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy. “We are so excited that these eight […]

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Audubon Elementary

The Spanish 3 class at Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies recently visited Audubon Elementary School to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The class is taught by Holly Charpentier. Watch the entire performance above.

Haynes Academy Puts on a Circus for Fall Fest

Fall Fest at Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies was a real circus this year, according to theater teacher Rene Piazza. “We decided to go with a circus theme this year,” said Piazza. “We have stilt walkers, clowns, games, rides, and great refreshments.” The entire school family came together to put on the event, including students […]

Haynes City Park Night for Friends and Family

On a recent evening, friends and family of the Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies took over Storyland at City Park enjoying rides, games, refreshments, and fun. The event, a fundraiser for the theater department, began three years ago and has grown to its current attendance of over 900 with proceeds going to support the next […]

JPPSS Advanced Study Academies among Top Schools in Louisiana

Advanced Study Academies (ASAs) in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) are among the top schools in Louisiana, according to 2013-14 school performance scores released by the Louisiana Department of Education yesterday. All eight of the district’s ASAs were ranked among the top 25 in the state, with five schools being ranked in the […]

Nine JPPSS Students Named 2015 National Achievement Semifinalists

To read about our National Merit Semifinalists, click here. Nine students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named as semifinalists in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program. Representing JPPSS as National Achievement semifinalists are students from Helen Cox High School, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology […]

Thirteen JPPSS Students Named 2015 National Merit Semifinalists

To read the about our National Achievement Semifinalists, click here. Thirteen students in Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named as semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. In order to be considered for the program, students take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. To become a semifinalist, students must be […]

Students from Haynes, Thomas Jefferson, and Ehret Win Titles at National Academic Games

JPPSS students from Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Thomas Jefferson High School, and John Ehret High School won titles at this year’s National Academic Games Tournament, held in Knoxville, Tennessee from April 25-28. Among the individual and team awards won by the students, the Haynes middle and junior teams were in the top teams in […]

Haynes Academy Achieves National Ranking

Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies has been ranked number 20 of the 50 best middle schools by TheBestSchools.org. According to its website, TheBestSchools.org is a leading resource for prospective students seeking a college or university degree. The school was selected based on several weighted factors, including academic excellence, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores, […]