About Our School
School and Community
St. Charles Parish is located about twenty miles upriver from New Orleans. The Mississippi flows through the heart of the parish and creates one of the most intense industrial concentrations in the nation. In this community rich in industry, St. Charles Parish's educational system ranks among the finest in the nation. The system offers a quality education supported by innovative classroom technology. Students consistently score well above the state and national averages on standardized test. More than 60% of the graduating seniors enter college.
Middle School Concept
The middle school is an educational response to the needs and characteristics of youngsters during early adolescence and, as such, deals with the full range of intellectual and developmental needs.
Young people going through the rapid growth and extensive maturation that occurs in early adolescence need an educational program that is distinctively different from either the elementary or secondary model.
No other age level is of more enduring importance because the determinants of one's behavior as an adult. Self-concept, learning interests, skills, and values are largely formed in this period of life.
The academic needs of middle school students are affected greatly by their physical, social, and emotional needs, all of which must be addressed directly in the school program.