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McKinley High School (Baton Rouge) is currently seeking a Head Girls Basketball coach. Must possess a valid Teacher’s Certificate. This position can be attached to a teaching position. Please apply at Resumes should be sent to L. Nicole Gillette at

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Introducing: Specialized Communication Studies

How will I know the status of my child’s application?

Once we receive your application, you will receive a letter from the Office of Innovative and Specialized Programs providing you with the application status.

Can I apply if I live in the EBR School District but outside McKinley High’s attendance zone?

Yes, as long as you are in an East Baton Rouge Parish School System resident, you may apply.

Are there academic requirements for the Specialized Communication Courses?

No, there are no academic entrance requirements for the Specialized Programs at McKinley High.

Will transportation be provided?

Yes, a bus is provided as long as you are an East Baton Rouge Parish School System resident.

What grades can apply for the Specialized courses?

We will be accepting 9th and 10th graders only for the 2023-2024 school year.

What is the difference between Specialized Programs and Magnet Programs?

Magnet Programs use a school-wide theme integrated across the curriculum. Specialized Programs provide innovative and specialized courses to expose students to new ideas and careers.