• School Choice Programs - Act 853, 9th Grade, Magnet

    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 on the side of the page.

    • 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”.
    • Jefferson Virtual High School: The versatile program offers online instruction through an advanced online curriculum and is an ideal program for self-motivated students who excel in online instruction. For more information and the application, click here. 

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

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