Great Scholars Academy is an accelerated program with highly qualified teachers and a rigorous curriculum for middle and high school students in East Baton Rouge Parish School System. This program parallels the gifted program however Great Scholars students are placed in separate classes from the gifted students. Students must maintain an unweighted overall 2.5 GPA or higher to continue in the program. The Great Scholars Academy is located at the gifted middle and high school sites:  Capitol Middle School, Glasgow Middle School, Westdale Middle School, Woodlawn Middle School, McKinley High School and Woodlawn High School.

 A student must meet the following admission criteria:
  •  84 percentile or higher IQ composite score on district approved intelligence test
  • National Percentile Rank of 84 or higher (Mastery and/or Advanced) in two subject areas on a recent standardized test in Reading/ELA, Mathematics, Science, and/or Social Studies administered within the past 12 months.
The Great Scholars application is below:


Placement at school site is contingent upon application and acceptance by the Gifted and Talented Office. The Great Scholars Academy Application should be completed and returned to a participating school with copies of the student’s most recent standardized test scores and report card. The Gifted and Talented Office reserves the right to verify a student’s home attendance zone. Parents may contact the Gifted and Talented Office or refer to the East Baton Rouge Parish School System website at School & Bus Route Finder to locate your home attendance zone according to the student’s home residency.  For further information, please contact the Gifted and Talented Office at 225-929-8642.

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