• Act 853 – School Choice

    Phase II Window is now open and will close on May 22, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

    In accordance with Act 853 Louisiana Public School Choice Policy, we are informing you of the opportunity you have to enroll your child in a higher performing school.

    The attendance zone school must have a School Letter grade of D or F, and the school in which the student seeks to enroll must have open seats in the child’s grade level. Please see the list of schools that can accept Act 853 transfers.

    If you choose to take advantage of this school choice transfer opportunity, Act 853 Transfer Request forms will become available online only at jpschools.org beginning May 9, 2020 at 7:30 am and may be submitted from then until May 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm.


    Application forms are created in Google Forms.

    To access the application, you will need to create a GMAIL account,

    if you do not already have one.


    Applications and required documentation must be submitted online. Please call the Compliance Office at (504) 365-5312 or email gretchen.williams@jpschools.org with any questions.

    Please submit the following required documentation with your application:

    • A copy of the student’s birth certificate
    • Current proof of residency in Jefferson Parish

    For a list of schools that can receive students who apply for an Act 853 transfer, click here.


    *Parents, remember, you’ll need to have a Gmail account to complete the application. If you need help, click here.


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