Public high school students and their parents are invited to the Ascension Parish Career Fair on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.


The Staff Development Day (Student Holiday) originally scheduled for Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, was cancelled to assist with making up academic hours lost during the Flood of 2016.


Teenagers and young adults who left school before earning a diploma now have a chance to drop back into school — without ever stepping foot on campus (for free).


St. Amant High School (STA) will begin releasing students at 4:07 p.m. today due to winter weather predicted for Ascension Parish this evening. Exit logistics will be staggered for car riders, student drivers and bus riders. Detailed times will be communicated to parents by Principal Mia Edwards via school messenger and the school app. All other Ascension Public Schools are operating on a normal schedule.


Ascension Public Schools remains one of the top performing school districts in the state according to the 2015-16 school report cards released today by the Louisiana Department of Education. Ascension maintained its "A" rating for the fifth consecutive year with an overall score of 109.3, up from 107.4 last year, and is ranked No. 4 among public school districts in the state.


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All four Ascension Public Schools in Donaldsonville will host Christmas in the Park this Saturday following the Donaldsonville Christmas Parade. This free community event will include crafts and activities for kids, a snow machine, food, performances, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and toy giveaways.


Ascension Public Schools will hold an open house and ribbon cutting for the new St. Amant High (STA) Freshman Academy this Wednesday at 7 p.m. The new 66,000 square-foot facility, which features 28 classrooms, a new state-of-the-art cafeteria and theater will be part of the solution for getting St. Amant High back on its campus by Feb. 3, 2017.


"It is a privilege to recognize the outstanding teachers and principals in Ascension Parish. This group of educators were selected by their peers for making a difference in the lives of students every single day. Their commitment to excellence in our schools drives the success of our district," said Ascension Public Schools Superintendent David Alexander.