Title 17. Education

Chapter 8. Education of Students with Exceptionalities

Part II-a. Louis Armstrong High School for the Arts


17:1970.1         Legislative intent


It is the intent of the legislature to establish a college-based residential school for certain high school students with the express purpose of providing a more challenging educational experience and a more enriched creative environment for the children of this state who have a demonstrated talent for and interest in pursuing the creative and performing arts and of developing such children to their full potential. This school will serve only as a magnet school for the arts, and not as a magnet school for mathematics nor the sciences. There shall be no duplication of programs already offered by the Jimmy D. Long, Sr. Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches. Beyond a demonstration of minimum competencies expected of all equivalent high school students in Louisiana, admission criteria at the Louis Armstrong High School for the Arts shall not be based upon competitive academic testing, but exclusively upon auditions, or submission of creative writing and art. 


Added by Acts 1997, No. 1350, § 1. Amended by Acts 2017, No. 374, § 2, eff. June 23, 2017.