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Eva Legard Center for Coastal & Environmental Studies

Eva Legard Center for Coastal & Environmental Studies

A focus choice school, coming soon

The Focus Choice Schools model will provide opportunities for students interested in defined thematic programs that are aligned with the five career fields of the Pathways to Bright Futures program: technology; construction and manufacturing; medical and pre-med; transportation and logistics; and liberal arts and management.

A partnership with LSU, this program will play a key role in addressing the current and future needs of the environmental industry: environmental erosion; wetlands conservation; soil and native ecosystems; mitigation; and conservation. The goal of the program is to develop and implement an instructional model that increases student awareness of their environment from a scientific viewpoint.


from the principal

Eva Legard Center for Coastal and Environmental Studies is the most unique school setting in the parish. We have small class sizes, a science focused curriculum, and a thriving partnership with the LSU College of Coastal Studies. Our students will begin taking dual enrollment college classes as freshmen in high school and can earn 60 college credit hours and an associate degree by the time they graduate high school. We are currently accepting applications for grades 6-8, so call us for a tour. Every day is a great day at ELC!

Michael Butler


Due to the potential for severe inclement weather, East Baton Rouge Parish Schools campuses and offices are closed Wednesday, April 10, 2024, and all activities will be canceled.

Please stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.