Kindergarten Registration begins online March 13th. Once you register your child online for Kindergarten, then you will complete the application process by registering onsite at your child's zoned school the week of March 6-10th.

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Children must be five years old by September 30 to qualify for Kindergarten.

Documentation Needed for Onsite Registration:
Child's Birth Certificate
Child's Social Security Card
Child's Up-to-Date Immunization Record (Shot Record)
Proof of Residence (Current Utility Bill with Parent Name and Address)

MONTESSORI, MAGNET SCHOOLS and Creative and Performing Arts Program Schools
Peabody Montessori School - 318-442-5012 - Montessori
Rosenthal Montessori School - 318-442-5791- - Montessori
Phoenix Magnet Elementary - - Grades  K-5 - 318- 445-6296 - Academic 

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT ANY MAGNET SCHOOL PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL

 

STUDENT SELECTION PROCEDURES
(Elgibilty Requierments)
from RPSB Board Policy JBCD

STUDENT SELECTION PROCEDURES

Peabody Montessori School, Rosenthal Montessori School and W.O. Hall Elementary Magnet School

There are no academic eligibility requirements for Peabody Montessori School, Rosenthal Montessori School or W.O. Hall Elementary Magnet School.

Using the magnet program capacity for each magnet school’s grade level and/or program, the number of vacancies will be determined. The following priorities will be used to select students:

Priority #1 – Siblings of students currently enrolled in the magnet program
Priority #2 – Students who do not qualify for free/reduced lunch
Priority #3 – Students who qualify free/reduced lunch

Fifty percent of the vacancies remaining after Priority #1 students have been selected will be used to fill seats available for Priority #2.
A random selection process will be used to determine which applicants are selected from each priority.

Phoenix Magnet Elementary School

To be considered for acceptance to Phoenix Elementary Magnet School a student must meet the following academic eligibility requirements.

* Kindergarten: Achieving a score of 80% on Admission Test.
* 1st Grade: Showing mastery on Reading Readiness test and end-of-year math test (84% combined score) and successfully passing the kindergarten checklist if from a Rapides Parish School.
* 2nd-4th Grade: Must have a minimum of 2.5 G.P.A. on final report card for appropriate age/grade level and 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade applicants should have a minimum of 50% on the core total on IOWA or compatible standardized test with strengths in reading and math.
* 5th Grade: Entering 5th grade students must have a minimum of 2.5 G.P.A. on final report for appropriate age/grade level and a minimum of Basic on language arts, math, science, and social studies on LEAP exams.
* 6th Grade: Entering 6th grade students must have a minimum of 2.5 G.P.A. on final report for appropriate age/grade level and a minimum of Basic on language arts, math, science, and social studies on iLEAP exams.

Upon meeting these eligibility requirements, students will be selected according to the following selection priorities.
Using the school’s capacity for each grade level, the number of vacancies will be determined. The following priorities will be used to select students:

Priority #1 – Siblings of students currently enrolled in the magnet program
Priority #2 – Students who do not qualify for free/reduced lunch
Priority #3 – Students who qualify free/reduced lunch

Fifty percent of the vacancies remaining after Priority #1 students have been selected will be used to fill seats available for Priority #2.

A random selection process will be used to determine which applicants are selected from each priority.

Alexandria Middle Magnet School and Arthur F. Smith Middle Magnet School

Applicants must have maintained a minimum 2.5 grade point average during the two previous semesters.
Upon meeting this eligibility requirement, students will be selected according to the following selection priorities.
Using the school’s capacity for each grade level, the number of vacancies will be determined. The following priorities will be used to select students:

Priority #1 - Siblings of students currently enrolled in a magnet program
Priority #2 - Students who have successfully completed a magnet school program during the previous school year. This priority includes transition grades which involve moving to a new school (5th to 6th; 8th to 9th).
Priority #3 – Students who do not qualify for free/reduced lunch
Priority #4 – Students who qualify for free/reduced lunch

Fifty percent of the vacancies remaining after Priority #2 students have been selected will be used to fill seats available for Priority #3.
A random selection process will be used to determine which applicants are selected from each priority.

Peabody Magnet High School

Applicants for the 9th grade must have passed the spring semester 8th grade LEAP test in Math and Language Arts.

Applicants for the 11th grade must have passed the parts of the Graduate Exit Exam administered in the 10th grade.

No 12th grade applications will be accepted.

Applicants must have maintained a minimum 2.5 grade point average during the two previous semesters.

Upon meeting these eligibility requirements, students will be selected according to the following selection priorities:

Priority #1 - Siblings of students currently enrolled in a magnet program
Priority #2 - Students who have successfully completed a magnet school program during the previous school year. This priority includes transition grades which involve moving to a new school (5th to 6th; 8th to 9th).
Priority #3 - Students who do not qualify for free/reduced lunch
Priority #4 - Students who qualify for free/reduced lunch

Fifty percent of the vacancies remaining after Priority #2 students have been selected will be used to fill seats available for Priority #3.

A random selection process will be used to determine which applicants are selected from each priority.

Pineville High School Creative & Performing Arts Program

To be considered for acceptance to Pineville High School’s Creative & Performing Arts program a student must audition for placement using the following criteria:

Essay of Interest- 20%
School Attendance from previous year- 10%
Letter of Recommendation- 10%
Audition/Portfolio- 40%
Interview- 20%

There is no GPA requirement for acceptance.


Eligibility is based on total score of listed criteria listed.

Upon meeting these eligibility criteria, students will be accepted according to the following guidelines.

The number of slots available to students who live out of the attendance zone of Pineville High School who wish to enroll in the Pineville High School Performing Arts Program can be equal to 10% of the student population of Pineville High School.

Of the slots available for students living outside of the Pineville High School attendance zone, at least 50% must be reserved for students categorized as “free and reduced lunch students.” The other 50% of these slots will be reserved for students categorized as “non free and reduced lunch students.”

The actual number of students living outside of the Pineville High School attendance zone who are admitted to the Pineville High School Performing Arts Program may vary as much as 10% of the number of slots allocated to each category if one or the other category does not fill.

Requirements to Remain in a Magnet Program

Magnet students will need to meet the following requirements to remain in the magnet programs:

Peabody Montessori School, Rosenthal Montessori School and W. O. Hall Elementary Magnet School

Maintain a positive discipline record
Maintain good attendance

Phoenix Magnet Elementary School

Maintain a 2.5 GPA
Meet behavioral expectations

Alexandria Middle Magnet School and Arthur F. Smith Middle Magnet School

Maintain a positive discipline record
Maintain good attendance
Maintain a 2.5 grade point average in academic core and magnet elective subjects.

Peabody Magnet High School

Maintain a positive discipline record
Maintain good attendance
Maintain a 2.5 grade point average in academic core and magnet elective subjects
Complete Community Service Project requirement
Take the ACT during the school year
Pass the Graduate Exit Exam in the 10th and 11th grades

Pineville High School Creative and Performing Arts Program

A student must maintain a 2.5 GPA in all academic core and magnet arts classes for the school year. Students failing to maintain the GPA requirement will be placed on probation for one school year. If, at the end of the probationary year, the GPA requirement has not been met, the student will be removed from the program.

Excerpt from RPSB POLICY MANUAL POLICY  JBCD - STUDENT TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL

 

 

Child Care Center, Early Head Start, Head Start and Rapides Parish Public Pre-Kindergarten 

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