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New STEM academy program to come to Iberville Parish

4 years 4 months 11 hours ago Sunday, April 19 2015 Apr 19, 2015 April 19, 2015 1:51 PM April 19, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Caroline McDougall

PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish School System is starting a new academy this fall that will give parents and students yet another choice when it comes to education.

Sources say the system's fifth themed academy, called the "Starship Program," will feature a curriculum focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The new program is an offshoot of the school district's beloved Math, Science and Arts academies and will facilitate the full reopening of the old North Iberville High in Rosedale - a campus whose 2009 closure was bitterly opposed by the community.

Last week, the school district's Chief Academic Officer Elvis Cavalier presented the program to the School Board, which unanimously supported the program. It's expected to cost about $250,000 to implement.

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