• School Choice Programs

    J C Ellis Elementary

    *Photo taken prior to March 2020.

    Family School Choice provides one of several opportunities for parents to request a transfer to a school outside of their child’s/children’s attendance zone school. Below is a brief summary of each program within School Choice. Additional information, including application windows, can be found in the drop-down menu.

    • 9th Grade School Choice: This program is open to current 8th grade students to apply to attend a Jefferson Parish high school outside of their school zone for the next school year.
    • Magnet Schools: Jefferson Parish is proud to offer several magnet schools specializing in STEM, Arts Integration, International Baccalaureate and Dual Language Immersion. 
    • Act 853: This Legislative Act provides students the right to enroll in a higher performing school if the student’s attendance zone school has a current accountability grade of a “D” or “F”.

    Family School Choice Options Applications are no longer being accepted. Please continue to monitor the School Choice Programs for details on when the application process will begin for the 2021 - 2022 school year. 

    If you have questions regarding School Choice, please contact the Compliance Department at (504) 365-5312.



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