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Applying to DTSMA

DTSMA is a 6th - 12th grade STEM Magnet Academy in the Lafayette Parish School System.  We are a full Magnet Academy which means that you must apply through the lottery process with the LPSS Magnet Academies Office to attend DTSMA. 

Make plans to attend the LPSS Magnet Academies Showcase September 17, 2022 for more information!

New to DTSMA (Not Currently a DTSMA Student)

1. Use the magnet academies website to apply for the lottery and select our school as your number one choice (  Applications open October 4, 2022 at 10:00 am.

The deadline to apply for the lottery is January 26, 2023.

The lottery will be held on February 14, 2023.

If you need assistance, please call the Magnet Academies office at 337-521-7044 or 337-521-7160.

2. If your child is selected in the lottery and is currently an LPSS student, they will roll over to DTSMA at the end of the school year.  You do not need to come in and register your child.  Please ensure your Pathway selection is accurate on your Magnet Academies application because that is how we will identify which pathway courses to schedule.

If you are not currently an LPSS student, the DTSMA Counseling Department will reach out to you via email (listed on your Magnet Academies application) with information on how to register your child for DTSMA.  This will not occur until the end of the 2022 - 2023 school year (once final grades from your previous school have been verified by the Magnet Academies office).  A copy of your child's final report card will need to be submitted to DTSMA, even if you have already submitted it to the Magnet Academies office.  


Current 8th Grade Students at DTSMA

(No other grade needs to reapply to remain at DTSMA next school year)

Dear 8th Grade DTSMA Parents and Students,

It is our pleasure to have you and your child as part of our school community at David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy for the 2022-23 school year.

Eighth grade students who want to continue to attend David Thibodaux for high school have priority status and all you have to do is complete 2 entrance requirements.

  1. Use the magnet academies website to apply for the lottery and select our school as your number one choice (  Any applications recieved after this date and time deadline will not receive priority status.  
  2. Earn a C or better in Math and Science for the 2022 - 2023 school year.

Once you apply online, you may get an email stating that you need to register for an Information Session as this is an automated message for all applicants.  Since you are a current DTSMA student, you do not have to attend the Information Sessions. 

Any questions or concerns about applications can be forwarded to Mrs Sherrie Campbell, Academy Director at  

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