JPS Charter Schools
Young Audiences Charter School (K-5 in 2015-16, eventually K-8) 504.304.6332
At Young Audiences Charter School at Kate Middleton, our arts-integrated curriculum reflects recent research from the arts education field that provides significant evidence of the value of the arts in the learning process. Arts integration combines the arts with the learning of core academic subjects. Young Audiences Charter School will provide a rigorous academic program with a strong focus on the Louisiana Comprehensive Curriculum and Common Core State Standards. These academic requirements will be integrated with the five art disciplines (Literary Arts, Music, Dance/Movement, Drama and Visual Art) to provide students with additional learning opportunities and multiple ways to understand academic content.
Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy (PK-8 in 2015-16, eventually PK-12) 504.233.4720
The mission of Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy (KDHSA) is to provide a rigorous learning environment where students achieve academically, develop intellectual curiosity, and practice environmental responsibility while exploring health and science topics and careers. Our young students will learn about good nutrition, healthy lifestyle choices, physical fitness, and a sustainable environment. They will explore science and technology with 21st century tools across all subjects. They will help maintain a community herb and vegetable garden. Our older students will follow the scientific method and practice science exploration. They will learn to propose questions and research answers. They will use technology, traditional research, and writing to create evidence based reports.
JCFA (9-12) 504.410.3121
JCFA’s mission is to provide a learning environment that allows our students to develop their potential; to prepare our students for post-secondary education and/or the work force; and collaborate with community agencies, organizations, and institutions to meet our students’ needs. JCFA is a non-traditional high school where students use technology to complete course requirements at their own pace. To be admitted, students must be formerly unsuccessful in making adequate progress towards a high school diploma in a traditional classroom (2 or more years behind, parent, primary care giver, or head of house hold).
Grades offered: JCFA-West is open to all high school aged (15-21) Jefferson Parish residents and JCFA-East is open to all residents of the state who are interested in enrolling in a nontraditional high school to complete Louisiana’s requirements to earn a high school diploma.
Laureate Academy Charter School (K-5 in 2019-20, eventually K-8) 504.503.0170
Laureate Academy Charter School is an approved K-8 tuition-free and open enrollment charter school in Jefferson Parish, LA. We look forward to serving all students including students with limited English proficiency and students with special needs. Laureate Academy will equip all students with the academic skills, mindsets, and habits for long-term success.
In August 2015 we opened with 60 kindergartners and 60 first graders. Currently Laureate Academy serves 370 scholars in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. Every year, Laureate Academy will grow by one grade level until we service kindergarten through 8th grade.
Jefferson RISE Charter School (6th grade in 2015-16, eventually 6-12) 504.410.5905