Families can register their children for a place at Saint-Landry School, a public charter school that opened this school year in Sunset, for the fall semester.
For the 2022-2023 academic year, the French immersion charter school will offer 60 places for kindergarten students as well as a limited number of places in the first and second year. There are 12 places available for the first year, and second year students must have an appropriate level of proficiency in French.
The mission of the school is to prepare the students of St. Landry Parish to be academically competent, bilingual and globally competent. The school strives to close the gaps in academic achievement by offering innovative, research-based French immersion education, a press release read.
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The Saint-Landry school program is guided by three pillars: French immersion, extracurricular community involvement and a diverse student population. As a public school, there is no tuition fee and transportation is available through satellite stops.
“We are creating global citizens who, as our vision statement says: ‘possess the knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviors necessary to thrive in today’s increasingly interconnected world,” said Lindsay Smythe, principal of Saint-Landry school, in an outing.
Registrations are open from January 3 to February 28 at 5 p.m. Pupils, brothers and sisters, are admitted as a priority.
A lottery will be held if more students apply for each year that space is available. In this case, the lottery will take place the second week of March. Candidates will be selected by computer draw for available seats. Applicants not selected will be placed on a numbered waiting list.
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“Our first year as a school has exceeded all expectations,” said Smythe. “We look forward to the growth that the new academic year will bring to our community. We continue to be inspired and empowered by the heritage and identity of this region. “
The school meets in the old, renovated Sunset First Baptist Church on Napoleon Avenue. But plans are underway to renovate the old historic Sunset High building, which the school rents from the Town of Sunset.
Families can apply and find more information online at ecolestlandry.org or call the school at 337-510-3022.