Power has been restored to Ascension Head Start and the School Board Office in Donaldsonville. All schools and offices will be open Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017.


Ascension Public Schools, along with other school districts throughout Louisiana, celebrated School Board Recognition Month in January. Over 640 locally elected school board members throughout Louisiana were recognized by schools and communities for their service and dedication to public education.


The 2016-17 Students of the Year were honored by the Ascension Parish School Board at its Tuesday night meeting. Awards were given to one student from each school plus one district winner for each grade level: fifth grade, eighth grade and twelfth grade.


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.