L. Leo Judice Environmental Sciences Elementary
Cultivating Children's Natural Desire to Learn
L. Leo Judice Elementary, an Academy for Environmental Sciences and STEM, is located in Scott and is one of the smaller campuses in the Lafayette Parish School System. This smaller learning community provides a personal nurturing environment for our students. We currently host students in grades Kindergarten through 5th.
At L. Leo Judice learning is interesting, engaging, and fun! The Environmental Science program helps make that possible. Included at our school are various outdoor learning areas and gardens, which give our students a unique opportunity to learn about the environment in a hands-on atmosphere.
Grade level environmental themes provide students with opportunities to explore organisms, habitats, wetlands, and other ecosystems. Teachers have been trained in a variety of environmental and STEM curriculums, including Project Learning Tree, Project Wild, Jr. Master Gardeners, and Project Lead the Way.
Everyday is Earth Day at L. Leo Judice
In addition to the annual Earth Day celebration, L. Leo Judice incorporates other environmental activites to promote positive use of resources. A school-wide recycling program encourages students and staff to make environmentally conscious choices. Students are active in various environmental projects, including the LSU AgCenter/Master Gardener School Garden Initiative, LSU Coastal Roots Program, Watershed/Litter Project, and district cooking competitions.
Students who attend L. Leo Judice in 4th and 5th grades will be eligible for pathway priority to the Environmental Sciences/STEM Academy at Lafayette Middle.
What Students are Saying...
"Being in the Academy of Information Technology for the past four years has given me a great appreciation for the Schools of Choice program. I enjoy all the the technology assets we've had access to and the lasting relationships I've built with other AOIT students. Working closely with my friends on hands-on projects in a tight knit environment has really allowed me to get the full high school experience as well as prep for college and real-world situations. Plus, the paid internship during the summer of my junior year was an awesome experience that helped me understand how technology is used outside our personal lives, something I wouldn't have had otherwise."
-Theron Scranton; Carencro High AOIT student