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T.S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School registration beginning next month

Posted at 4:41 PM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-10 17:41:37-05

LAKE CHARLES – Registration for the 2019-2020 school term at T.S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School will begin Monday, February 4th, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. The school will take applications from 8:30-11 a.m. Monday through Friday until registration closes on February 22.  Any student that lives in Calcasieu Parish entering kindergarten through fifth grade may register to be tested for admission to the magnet school program.

All applicants will be screened and ranked according to test scores. Ranking order will determine acceptance into the magnet program. Applicants will be given a test date and time when they register. A $20 testing fee will be collected at registration. Applicants registering after the close of registration will be waitlisted and tested if space becomes available.

Applicants for the magnet program must present their state certified birth certificate, current immunization record, and original social security card. Applicants in first through fifth grade must show proof of academic achievement (report card) and have a 2.5 GPA in core subjects at the time of admission. LEAP test scores of basic and above are required.

T.S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School offers a strong academic program with an emphasis on the arts and technology. In addition to the regular elementary curriculum, students have the opportunity to participate in Jazz Dance, Advanced Art Instruction, Computer Enhanced Art Instruction, Performing Choir, Piano Lab, Computer Lab, French in grades K-5, full-time Physical Education, Music and Art, and numerous clubs.  Extended day care is available for students needing care before and/or after school. Limited bus transportation is provided from predesignated locations.

Interested parents are invited to visit the school at 2711 Common Street on February 5 at 8:30 a.m. or February 21 at 8:30 a.m. for an open house. Visit the school website at, or call the school office for more information.