There are still a few spots available in the Lafayette Parish School System’s popular Schools of Choice programs at select schools, including in French immersion.
A computerized lottery was held earlier this year to place students in the programs, but some still have openings available. The remaining options are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, said Barbara Pippin, Schools of Choice enrollment and recruitment specialist.
These programs enable students to attend a school outside their residential zone to take advantage of specialized learning options. About 20 options are available, ranging from studies in the sciences and technology to studies in the arts and foreign language immersion.
Pippin said a few spots are still available in the following schools:
Sixth grade at L.J. Alleman Performing Arts Academy
Academy of Information Technology at Carencro High
Legal studies academy and broadcast journalism academy at Northside High School
French immersion at Evangeline Elementary
Chinese immersion at Plantation Elementary
Spanish immersion at Alice Boucher Elementary.
The deadline to apply online for the remaining Schools of Choice options is Aug. 20 at lafayettechoice.com.
If openings remain, Pippin said students may still enroll in these options after school starts on Aug. 13, though enrollment closes at different periods following the start of the school year.
“We’ll place elementary students up to six weeks after the start of school. It’s four weeks for middle school and up to two weeks after the start of school for high school,” Pippin said.
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