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LPSS sets dates for Magnet Academies online application period

Posted at 1:59 PM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 14:59:43-04

The Lafayette Parish School System has announced that online applications for Magnet Academies for the 2021-2022 school year will open on Monday, November 9.

Applications will open at at 10:00 a.m. and should be submitted via before the deadline of January 15, 2021.

LPSS says a lottery drawing for all grade levels will be held Thursday, February 18, 2021 to determine student placements. Instead of an in-person Magnet Academy Showcase, LPSS says that this year each school will be creating a short video highlighting each Academy that will be posted online to a YouTube channel by November 9.

For further information, please contact the Magnet Academy office at 337-521-7160 or 337-521-7044.


  • Applications Open: November 9, 2020 (10:00 a.m.)
  • Applications Close: January 15, 2021 (12:00 a.m.)
  • Lottery Drawing: February 18, 2021

The Lafayette Parish School System offers Magnet Academies at various elementary, middle, and high school levels. In addition to providing students the curriculum required by state guidelines, the Magnet Academies offers specialized theme-immersed programs, allowing for more exciting and fulfilling educational opportunities.

Students of Lafayette Parish can apply for admission in the 19 Magnet Academies located at 21 district schools at the appropriate grade levels. Each Magnet Academy offers innovative programming that supports what students need to expand their horizons and explore their desires, LPSS says

. 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. To learn more about what LPSS Magnet Academies have to offer, visit

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