SJPS Virtual Academy Option

St. James Parish School System Virtual Academy Option
Posted on 07/23/2020

As previously shared, we are considering a three phase model for the 2020 – 2021 school year; SJPS 1 which is digital learning (or distance learning) for all students, SJPS 2 which is hybrid, and SJPS 3 which is traditional. In addition to these models, we are also offering a full virtual academic program via the St. James Virtual Academy. 


  • Students enrolled in this Virtual Academy will participate in 100% virtual education.  


  • Once committed to this virtual program, students in grades K-8 must remain enrolled in the Virtual Academy for the entire 2020 – 2021 school year.


  • Students in grades 9-12 must remain for one semester.


  • If a student is currently enrolled in Cypress Grove Montessori or the Performing Arts Magnet program at Paulina Elementary or Gramercy Elementary, the student will be dis-enrolled from the program and will have to reapply for the 2021-2022 school year.  


  • The deadline to apply for the Virtual Academy is Monday, August 3, 2020.


  • Applications can be found here or by sending an email to


  • If you have questions regarding this information, please call 225-258-4500