5959 Cadillac Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70811
Grades Served in 2020-2021: 6th to 8th
School Leader/Principal: Juaquita Sims
Board Chair: Genevieve Pope
Our mission is to provide schools where students thrive in an atmosphere of high expectations and engaging curriculum with challenging learning activities. While we incorporate a diligent focus on student achievement across core academic areas, our schools seek to develop the “whole child” via engaging programs in the performing arts, visual arts, and technology. Our vision is to ensure that every child learns how to learn, and by achieving success and maximizing his/her individual potential, each student develops a love of lifelong learning that will lead to success in rigorous high schools, colleges, and meaningful careers. Our qualified staff similarly engages in a continuous quest to develop and strengthen their own practices through intensive professional development, collaboration, support, and reflection.
Language Support: Bilingual staff members (Spanish), Spanish Translated Documents, Other languages as needed.
Special Education Programming: Full Inclusion
Student Support Services: English Learner Services, Social Worker, Nursing Services & Community Partnerships
Behavior Approach: We promote a positive academic environment and reinforce student intellectual and social development by implementing school-wide behavior systems such as Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS). We believe students learn best in a highly structured, joyful environment that provides appropriate challenge and rigor. Our systems, routines, procedures, and discipline create a school where students and teachers can focus on learning. We work hard every day to achieve great things, and we explicitly teach strong character to build habits and mindsets that drive success in college and life. We believe that learning is joyful, and we celebrate our accomplishments and growth.
Weekly Schedule: M-F 9:00 AM to 4:05 PM
Uniforms Required: Yes, light blue shirt and khaki pants
Parent Organizations: PTO (Parent and Teacher Organization), School Site Council
Team Sports: Basketball, Dance & Club Sports
Student Activities/After School Activities: Student Council, Yearbook, Beta Club, 4H, Variety of student-selected activities