• Jefferson Parish Schools (JPS) 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 2019 application cycle.

    Through a continued partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE), JPS will review and select charter schools through the state-developed application process and according to the state’s timeline.

    Jefferson Parish Schools 2019 District Charter School Application Process for Schools Opening in the 2020-2021 School Year or Beyond

    Forms and Information Needed for Submission of a Type 1 or Type 3 Charter School Proposal

    In compliance with R.S. 17:3982, the Jefferson Parish Public School System School Board is making public through our website, and in printed form upon request, the guidelines for submitting a charter proposal, all forms required for submission of a charter proposal, the timelines established for accepting and reviewing charter proposals, the process that will be used to review charter proposals submitted to the board, and the name and contact information for a primary point of contact for charter proposals.
    1. Charter School Application
    2. Charter School Process Schedule
      • Coming soon
    3. Charter Application Review Process
      • All charter applications will be reviewed by an independent evaluator with educational, organizational, legal, and financial expertise. Applicants will have the opportunity to provide to the evaluator a written response to the independent evaluation of their charter application before the evaluator provides a final recommendation to Jefferson Parish Schools School Board.
    4. Charter School Contact Information
      • Individuals or organizations with questions about the district’s charter application process should contact: