Citgo Innovation Academy registration begins Thursday

Registration for the 2024-2025 school term at the Citgo Innovation Academy at E. K. Key Elementary School will begin Thursday, February 1. Registration will be online through March 8. Any Calcasieu Parish student entering grades kindergarten through fifth grade zoned to the following high schools may register to be tested for admission into the Citgo Innovation Academy at E. K. Key Elementary: Sulphur, Vinton, Starks, DeQuincy, and Westlake.

All applicants will be screened and ranked according to test scores. Ranking order will determine acceptance. Applicants will sign up for a test date and time when they register. A $20 testing fee will be collected at the time of testing. Tests will be scored by certified teachers. Applicants registering after the close of registration will be waitlisted and tested if space becomes available.

Applicants must present a proof of address and $20 testing fee at the time of students scheduled test. Applicants entering 1st through 5th grade must provide proof of a cumulative 2.5 GPA (a current copy of the report card).

The Citgo Innovation Academy at E. K. Key Elementary will lay the foundation for future success with a STEM integrated curriculum. Students will have opportunities for hands-on learning, development of problem-solving skills using scientific inquiry, and student collaboration through the implementation of the engineering design process.  There are 24 spots available in Kindergarten.  There are limited spots available in grades 1st-5th. Please contact the school for details. Students in the Academy will be part of the E. K. Key School Campus, participating with the main campus in enrichment, recess, lunch, field trips, and assemblies.  Extended Day Care will be available before and after school hours.  (Registration separate)

Students have opportunities to learn robotics, coding, and participate in engineering design challenges. Along with support from CPSB, the school partners with Citgo, McNeese Engineering Department, McNeese Education Department, and Sowela Technical Community College.

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