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K-12 EDUCATION

Schools of Choice

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Unique to Acadiana, Lafayette’s Schools of Choice program is a magnet-style option for students that comprises 16 academies with specialty-focused themes such as science, world languages, arts, engineering and more. Several of Lafayette’s Schools of Choice allow for advanced college preparatory work, including Early College Academy, which allows students to graduate from high school and complete a two-year associate’s degree at the same time.

Specialty-focused programs at the area's Schools of Choice include:

  • Language (French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese)

  • Visual and performing arts

  • Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

  • Business

  • Health care and biomedicine

  • Early College Academy

    Early College Academy (ECA), located on the Lafayette campus of South Louisiana Community College (SLCC), is one of a small number of early-college high schools in the country. Graduates of the 9th-through-12th-grade program earn an associate’s degree in general studies in addition to a high school diploma. >>

  • L. Leo Judice Elementary School

    L. Leo Judice Elementary School enrolls pre-kindergarten-through-5th-grade students on a campus that emphasizes environmental sciences. This freestanding School of Choice facility received an A rating from the State Department of Education for 2014-15. >>

  • L.J. Alleman Middle School

    Arts-focused L.J. Alleman Middle School received an A rating from the State Department of Education for 2014-15. The 4th-through-8th-grade campus has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. The campus houses a Schools of Choice arts academy for 6th-through-8th-grade students. >>