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SMALLER LEARNING COMMUNITIES

GOALS & OBJECTIVES

  • School Climate:  To create smaller, more personalized, safer high school learning commuities where teachers, staff, students, parents, and community organizations care about each other and work in collaboration to challenge students and support learning.
  • School Achievement:  To help all high school students maximize their academic potential as demonstrated by meeting the challenging Louisiana State Standards.
  • Academic Rigor, Student Retention, and Career Development:  To ensure that all high school students not only graduate, but do so equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for a successful transition into post-secondary education, training or careers.

Small Learning Communities in Lafayette Parish School System

  • Establish Freshman Academies
  • Provide transition support for incoming 9th graders
  • Establish teacher advisory groups and mentor groups
  • Engage incoming 9th graders in Freshman and Family Fun Day
  • Provide safe and drug-free after-school programs
  • Provide in-school, after-school, and peer tutoring
  • Provide professional development necessary to make teachers and administrators successful
  • Provide students an opportunity to participate in community service projects
  • Maintain and improve existing academic academies at each of the five high schools
  • Provide job shadowing opportunities through our local businesses and community organizations