It’s been a busy few months for the Lsu campus high schools student body, and the students are having a blast as well.
The school district has announced that they will be open on the weekdays beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Monday through Friday, and will be closed on Saturday and Sunday from 4:00 p.m.-9:00 pm.
The new schedule was made possible through a collaboration between the LSMCCS and the LSLCCS, a nonprofit student advocacy organization, according to Lsu Vice President for External Relations John Tappin.
This is the first year that students will be able to participate in the LSTM initiative, which is meant to provide high school students with opportunities to learn more about the LLSU community.
Tappint said the LSSM initiative is part of the LSu Student Activities Initiative, which aims to provide student leaders and students with the tools to engage in student leadership and student-led initiatives on campus.
“I think it’s really exciting for us, because this initiative was originally intended to provide opportunities to the students to learn about their own communities and to have an opportunity to interact with them,” Tappinsaid.
“That was something that was really hard for us to do, so we felt that we wanted to make sure that we were making it a part of this program.”
The new LSSMs will be the only high school program that will be accepting new applicants this year, and Tappinnaid the LSHC, the LSCS, and all LSSCs students will have to complete an online application to enroll.
For students who don’t have an LSS, they will have the opportunity to participate through a partnership between Lsu and the University of Illinois.
As of this week, all Lsu students are eligible to apply for admission, which Tappinasaid will be reviewing in the coming weeks.
The Lsu high school is the only one of the five high schools on the district’s campus that will not be open for school, but Tappinosaid said that will change for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Lsu has about 1,500 students enrolled, and they are looking for about 1 to 2 new high school graduates every year.
“We want to make it very clear that we have a long-term plan for the school and that we are going to have all of these students here for the long term,” Toffinsaid, who also runs the LSLSC, said.
“It’s really not something that we can stop or anything, and we want to continue to provide them with a place to live.”
The LSSCCS will be a partner in Lsu’s transition to a more community-oriented campus, Tappinisaid.
The partnership will focus on providing a variety of services and opportunities to help students in LSSC programs.
“LSSC students are going into our high schools, and that is going to be an opportunity for us and our high school leadership to really engage with them in ways that we haven’t had that opportunity,” Tsu Vice Principal for External Affairs James Smith said.
Tsu is planning to have students take a “seminar” on the new LSUs campus, and to offer students a variety to learn from the students.
“The idea is to allow students to really feel like they are part of a community, and I think that is really important,” Smith said, adding that it will be important for students to have the chance to meet the LssC program staff.
Toffinisaid said LSSCS students will also be able take part in a “summer workshop,” where students can interact with LSS students, and learn about the program and what the LSFs mission is.
“There is a lot of opportunity here to be really part of something that is truly community-based and that’s really important to the community,” Toppinsaid said.