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South Lafourche High chosen for state education panel

South Lafourche High chosen for state education panel

South Lafourche High School has been chosen to participate in the state’s Ed Talks later this summer as a leader in education.

School leaders are scheduled to lead a panel discussion at the Ed Talks series at the 2019 Teacher Leader Summit, held June 26-28 in New Orleans, the Department of Education announced last week.

The panel will focus on the school’s approach to academic planning and professional development to prepare students for college and careers.

The school was named the 2019 Teacher Leader Summit Premier School after earning Top Gains and Equity Honoree distinctions from the state Department of Education.

“South Lafourche High School’s recognition validates the hard work that the entire SLHS family has contributed over the past several years. As a district, we are very proud of this distinction,” Lafourche Superintendent Louis Voiron said.

The Top Gains award is given to schools that earn A’s in student progress assessments and do not show a pattern of student behavior problems or struggle with student subgroups. An Equity Honoree is chosen for the ability to serve economically disadvantaged, disabled and English language learning students.

South Lafourche also had a graduation rate of more than 95 percent in 2018, with 90 percent earning a college or career credit.

The school received an overall A rating on the 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 school performance scores.

“The success at South Lafourche High School reflects ongoing efforts throughout the district in preparing students to become college or career ready when exiting high school,” Voiron said. “Many of the efforts at SLHS are occurring in our other high schools as well which has led them all to becoming A schools. We have had other districts request to visit our high schools to learn more about their efforts in tracking students for success.”

Ed Talks is a series of discussions that explore the state’s focus on meaningful growth in schools.

Other speakers at the 2019 Ed Talks include national leaders in education and education research. Information on the summit is online at louisianabelieves.com.

 

-- Daily Comet Staff Writer Julia Arenstam can be reached at 448-7636 or julia.arenstam@houmatoday.com. Follow her on Twitter at @JuliaArenstam.