Gifted & Talented

Great Scholars Academy

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:

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 the Gifted and Talented Office with copies of the student’s most recent standardized test scores and report card or email the information to or fax it to 225-929-8743.

Admissions 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.


  • Conform to behavior standards set by the school and school system.



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Teacher Advisory Council Meeting

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