MSA-West - Iberville Parish Schools

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In top 1% of highest test scores in schools
across Louisiana
National Magnet School of Excellence
2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014
National Apple Distinguished School
2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015
Hogan Lovell’s New & Emerging National
School of Excellence
MSA: The elements of achievement
✓ Innovative teaching with non-traditional methods
✓ Technology rich environment with state-of-the-art science labs
✓ Advanced Placement (AP) and dual credit courses
✓ Development of critical thinking skills
✓ Project-based learning requiring problem-solving
✓ Extensive arts program (music/visual/dance/theater/digital)
✓ Safe, positive environment
✓ Faculty focused on excellence
✓ Engaging activities and field trips
✓ State-of-the-art academic facilities, STEM Center with college
equivalent laboratories, Aeronautics/Robotics/Technology/
Engineering Elementary (ARTE) Lab - sponsored by Dow Chemical
✓ Performing Arts Center (PAC) with art, theatre, choir, music and
dance in a 525-seat theatre.
✓ Digital Media Center and Internet Cafe´
PRESORT STD
FUELING YOUR CHILD’S FUTURE.
MSA Academy:
Setting the bar for academic success
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PAID
BATON ROUGE LA
PERMIT NO 2035
57955 St. Louis Rd.
Plaquemine, LA 70764
225-687-6845
Mission
Nurturing. Fun.
Technology rich. Challengin
Extra-Curricular Activities
Soccer
FFA
Talent Machine
National Honor Society
Student Government
Association
Youth Legislature
Junior/Senior BETA
Art Show & Exposition
Poetry Slam Team
4-H
Southern University
Talent Search
LEGO/Robotics
Spanish Club
Engaged. Proven. Motivating
Fitness Team
Recycling Club
Book Club
CIA-Chivalry In Action
Mu Alpha Theta
Knightly News Team
Orchestra
Yearbook
Freshhh Heat
Future Stars of
America
Competitive Dance and
Competitive Cheer
Knights of the
Periodic Table
The mission of the Iberville Math, Science & Arts
Academy is to challenge our community of learners to
reach global standards through unique and engaging
experiences and opportunities in a safe and nurturing
environment.
Innovative. Arts
National Magnet Program
of Excellence
Excellence
Parental involvement. Allianc
Critical thinking
From the Chief Academic Officer
Wow! What a wonderfully unique educational experience our
Academy students receive! With nearly 1300 K-12th grade
students actively engaged in a culture of high expectations and
immersed in technology, our Academy students are unparalleled
in academic achievements over the past seven years. MSA
has truly become a “shining city upon a hill” and an
example of public school excellence. With our exemplary
administration, faculty and staff, our dedicated and
involved parents, and our magnificent and committed
students, we are setting the standard for exceptional
schools.
I would like to personally invite you and your potential
Academy student to visit this remarkable facility. Our STEM center houses our
juniors and seniors who are taking college classes. Our PAC (Performing Arts
Center) allows students to experience music, theatre, art, chorus and dance.
The Internet Café and Knightly News studio afford our students more learning
opportunities.
MSA students continue to score near the top 1% on all state assessments, rivaling
the state’s most prestigious schools. The MSA has been honored as a National
Magnet Program of Excellence for the last four years. It has also been recognized
as an Apple Distinguished School for four years and was named the national
winner of the Hogan Lovells New and Emerging National School of Excellence
Awards Program.
Please come by for a tour or a visit. I know that you will consider sending your
student to join our MSA family. Hope to see you soon!
Elvis J. Cavalier
Chief Academic Officer
Application Information
The application process begins in December. An application is sent to every household in
Iberville Parish via direct mail. Applications are also available at all Iberville Parish Public
Schools, the School Board Office, and the public library. Applications are accepted from
December to February 13, 2015. Once applications are received, the Administrative Assistant
of District Initiatives reviews all applications for accuracy. A letter is sent to parents stating
that the Academy has received your application, and a log is kept in the order of applications
received. A public lottery will be held on February 27, 2015 with results made available until
November of the same year. In November, the waiting list is void. Siblings and Gifted and
Talented Arts students are automatically accepted.
2015-2016 School Year Coursework
K-5th Grades
English
Reading
Handwriting
Spelling
Math
Science
Social Studies
PE
Enrichment Period
(Dance, Art, Music, Drama
and Choir)
ARTE Lab
6th Grade
English/Reading
Math
Science
History
PE
Electives
(Dance, Art, Drama, Choir,
Agriscience, Music)
7th Grade
English/Reading
Math
Life Science
American History
PE
Electives
(Dance, Art, Drama, Choir,
Agriscience, Music)
8th Grade
English/Reading
Math (Pre-Alegbra or
Alegbra I)
Earth or Physical Science
Louisiana History
PE
Electives
(Dance, Art, Drama, Choir,
Agriscience, Music)
9th Grade
English I
Algebra I
Biology
World Geography
PE I/Health
Spanish I
Elective
Career Readiness
10th Grade
English II
Algebra II
Geometry
Chemistry
Civics
Spanish II
PE II
Elective
11th Grade
*English III / English III DE
Algebra II
*Advanced Math/Advanced
Math DE
*Biology II DE
*Chemistry II DE
Physics
*American History/American
Hist. DE
PE III Elective
12th Grade
*English IV / English IV DE
*Biology II, Chemistry II
*Biology II DE, Chemistry II DE
Physics
*Advanced Math or Calculus
(AP), Advanced Math DE
World History / World History
DE
3 Electives
Electives
Digital Media
Knightly News
Entertainment Technology
DE
Game Design DE
Art
Art I
Art II
Art III
Art IV
Fine Arts Survey
Music
Choir
Intermediate Orchestra
Advanced Orchestra
Beginning Orchestra
*Music Appreciation DE
Audio Engineering
Dance
Dance I
Dance II
Advanced Dance
Psychology/Sociology
Process Technology
Instrumentation
Theatre
Theatre I
Theatre II
Theatre III
Stagecraft
Agriscience
AgriScience I
AgriScience II
Other
Pre-Nursing Certifications
(Certified Nursing Assistant
and Medical Coding)*
Speech
Publications/Yearbook
*Must meet certain criteria
NOTE: Students will have the opportunity to take honors, advanced placement, and dual
enrollment courses. In order to qualify for these courses one of the following criteria must be
met:
Alliances for post-secondary learning
Students in the 11th and 12th grades will have the opportunity to take dual
credit courses and earn college credit. The Academy has partnerships with
LSU, ULM and BRCC to provide students with numerous college experiences
and project-based learning strategies.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses: must have (1) maintained an A or strong B average in the
previous year’s course, (2) scored Good or Excellent on the EOC, or earned a composite score
of 19 on ACT Plan Test and an 18 or higher sub-score in the content area, and (3) teachers’
recommendations.
Dual Enrollment (DE): must have (1) maintained an A or strong B average in the previous
year’s course, (2) scored Good or Excellent on the EOC, (3) earned an ACT composite score
of 18 with ELA subscore of 18 and math subscore of 19, and (4) teachers’ recommendations.
*PLAN scores are used as a predictor. Students must score 19 or higher on PLAN test.
Iberville Math, Science & Arts Academy
Program Application
DETACH APPLICATION AND SEND TO THE ADDRESS BELOW
Name:
Grade you will be in next year (circle one):
K
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5
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Age:
9
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Date of Birth
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Physical Address:
Mailing Address:
City, State, Zip:
Home Phone:
Race:Gender:
School Currently Attending:
Grade Point Average:
ARE YOU A SIBLING OF A CURRENT MSA STUDENT?
❐ Yes ❐ No
IF YES, WRITE CURRENT SIBLING’S NAME
PARENTS’ SIGNATURE FOR PARTICIPATION IN MSA LOTTERY IS REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS.
This is to certify that as the parent or legal guardian of the indicated student, I give my permission for his/
her enrollment in the lottery to determine the student’s selection to attend the Iberville Math, Science &
Arts Academy.
Parent or Legal Guardian’s
Name (Please Print):
Parent or Legal Guardian’s
Signature:
Submit application to Iberville Math, Science & Arts Academy Program. Mail to Elvis J. Cavalier, Chief
Academic Officer, P.O. Box 717, Plaquemine, LA 70764; or present to your school principal.
Application deadline is February 13, 2015. Selection date is February 27, 2015.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 225-687-6845
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