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Who can apply to attend Schools of Choice?
All students residing in the Lafayette Parish and entering grades PreK through 11th  are eligible to apply to the Schools of Choice.  Acceptance and seat assignment is based on academy-specific eligibility requirements and availability.  

What special requirements are there?
Each academy has eligibility requirements unique to the program.  For the most updated and accurate information please refer to the specific academy's page.   

Does my home zone matter?
The Schools of Choice program does not apply LPSS attendance-zone rules.  Students zoned to any LPSS school can attend, if selected, regardless of their home school.   

Is transportation provided?
Transportation, utilizing designated stops called Satellite Stops, is available for all students who choose to attend Schools of Choice.  The Transportation department determines these locations.  Please contact the transportation department at 337.521.7447 for more information or how to submit a transportation request. 

How are students selected for seat assignment?
Only eligible and qualified applications are considered for seat assignment.  To be eligible, students must complete academy-specific eligibility requirements.  The Schools of Choice currently utilizes two phases for seat assignment.  Due to high demands for the academies, a random computerized selection process, called the Lottery, is used for Phase I.  Once seats are assigned and processed.  The applications re-open for Open Enrollment, for any students who did not submit their applications for Lottery consideration.  For updated dates on the phases and processes please contact the Schools of Choice office at 337.521.7044.