GREENSBURG, Louisiana — St. Helena Parish is aiming to convert its elementary and high schools into academies that would refocus the curricula at both schools.
Superintendent Kelli Joseph tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/18NTrX1 ) St. Helena Central Elementary School and St. Helena Central High School use traditional curricula, which means they teach core classes and electives.
At an academy, Joseph said, a school can focus on a particular curriculum.
For the elementary school, St. Helena will place an emphasis on liberal arts and technology courses. For the high school, two tracks will be offered: college preparation and career readiness.
Joseph says the district also hopes to eventually offer International Baccalaureate programs at the high school.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com