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Seats Available for LPSS Magnet Academies

LAFAYETTE PARISH, LA (Apr. 9, 2024) – The Lafayette Parish School System is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year for its Magnet Academy programs with available seats. Applications will remain open through mid-August or until all seats are filled and should be submitted via

Seats are available for the following Magnet Academy Programs:

Elementary Schools

  • Charles Burke Elementary School’s Two-Way Spanish Immersion Program (Kindergarten & 1st grade)
  • Alice Boucher Elementary School’s Spanish Immersion Program (Pre-K)
  • Prairie Elementary School’s French Immersion Program (Kindergarten)
  • Evangeline Elementary School’s French Immersion Program (Pre-K & Kindergarten)

Middle Schools

  • Carencro Middle School’s Informatics and Biomedical Programs (6th & 8th grade)
  • Lafayette Middle School’s Environmental Sciences Program (6th, 7th, & 8th grade)
  • L.J. Alleman Middle School’s Performing and Visual Arts Programs (6th grade)

High Schools

  • Carencro High School’s Informatics Program (9th & 10th grade)
  • Acadiana High School’s JROTC Program (9th, 10th, & 11th grade) and Business and Hospitality Programs (9th & 10th grade)
  • Ovey Comeaux High School’s Navy JROTC Program and Visual and Applied Arts
  • Program (9th, 10th, & 11th grade) and the Performing Arts Program (9th & 10th grade)
  • Northside High School’s Legal Studies Program (9th grade) and Broadcasting Program (9th & 10th grade)
  • Early College Academy (9th grade)
  • W.D. and Mary Baker Smith Career Center
    • Pre-Educator Program
    • Machining/Computer Integrated Manufacturing Program
    • Medical Assistant Program
    • Emergency Medical Technician Program

Students will be placed on a first-come-first-serve basis. As a reminder, academy criteria must
be met in order to qualify and students are provided transportation through the satellite bus
stop system.

For students in grades six through twelve looking for a self-paced accelerated learning model and flexible schedule, applications are open year-round for the E.J. Sam Accelerated School of Lafayette.

To learn more about all of the programs LPSS offers, visit

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