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LPSS Magnet Academies Welcome

Welcome to the Lafayette Parish School System's Magnet Academies' website.  Prior to November 2017, the Magnet Academies were identified as LPSS Schools of Choice.  LPSS students will have the opportunity to continue in Magnet Academies from kindergarten through grade 12. 

Each Magnet Academy offers innovative programming that supports what students need to expand their horizons and explore their desires.  In addition to providing students with the curriculum required by the state and to meet Louisiana requirements for graduation.  Magnet Academies offer specialize theme-immersed programs in various pathways.  From Arts, Broadcasting and Journalism, Business, Health Services, Legal Studies, STEM, and Technology to Early College Academy, JROTC, and World Language Immersion; students are prepared to enter the workforce and post-secondary education with skills for success.  Following the district's vision, the Lafayette Parish School System will continue to provide excellence in education for all students; the Magnet Academies provide more choice in accomplishing this vision. 

Lafayette Parish students are invited to apply for admission in the Magnet Academy at the appropriate grade level.  Applicants who fulfill entry criteria will be eligible for the lottery selection.  To learn more about what our Magnet Academies have to offer, please investigate our exciting pathways and what is offered at our 21 schools that are a part of the Magnet Academies.


The Lafayette Parish School System's Magnet Academies applications for the 2020-2021 open enrollment will begin October 12, 2019 and will close on January 15, 2020 The lottery will be held on February 18, 2020. The online applications will reopen on February 28, 2020 at 10:00 am for academies that may still have seats available. Students will be placed on a 1st come first serve basis, once all criteria are met.


Lafayette Magnet Academies Online Applications reopen Friday, February 28, 2020
On Friday, February 28th at 10:00 am the online applications for the Magnet Academies will reopen. There are limited seats available in some of the academies.  Students will be placed on a 1st come 1st served basis, if all criteria are met. If you need assistance you can call our office at 337.521.7044