Academic Services

March Newsletter

Special Projects Registration

Special Projects 2013

The Special Projects brochure has been posted. The brochure contains all the information students will need to select a special project--course descriptions, sponsors, prerequisites, and cost information. Some projects have fees and the payment of those fees will be due when students register (registration site will be emailed Monday). All registrations are final and fees will not be refunded unless a project does not make due to low enrollment. Registration will open 3/18 and will close on 3/29. The registration link will be emailed to students directly on 3/18.

Scheduling Information

Course Selections for 2013-14

The 2013-14 Course Offering Booklet is available and includes course offerings and descriptions for the 2013-14 school year. The course selection process will begin 3/18 (rising seniors will have priority) and will end on 3/28. Students will be asked to review the course offering information before meeting with Academic Advisors to register for classes.

Summer School (June 3-June 28)

Registration Information

Summer school offerings give rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to get ahead in the curriculum or improve grades in courses taken. (Please see the Louisiana School Forgiveness Policy in the Academic Performance section of the Student Handbook.) These courses also offer all students an opportunity to take courses that they may otherwise be required to take in the fall or spring semester, thereby freeing up their schedules for other courses.

For more information on courses offered and to reserve a space in any of the offered classes, visit the Summer School Information and Application page. Please complete only one application per student.

Fee Information

The room and board fee for summer school is $400, unless you qualify for a fee waiver. Fee waivers are available for qualifying families for Summer School and are available online at Completed forms are due by May 20th.

Final payment of all fees is due by May 20th. All fees are non-refundable once the classes begin.

LSU Spring Invitational (4/10-4/12)

Excused Absence Process

In order to be excused to attend the LSU Spring Invitational program seniors must turn the following forms into the Registrar's Office by 4pm on April 2nd:

  1. Excused Absence Form (green sheet, available in Registrar's Office)
  2. LSMSA Affidavit (available here and in the Registrar's Office-requires student and parent signatures)
  3. Proof of Registration

Upon return, all students who attended the Spring Invitational program MUST give proof of attendance to the Registrar by 4pm on April 16th. After 4/16, all absences will be unexcused. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Pam Moore (, 318-357-2504).

For additional information about invitation requirements, cost, housing, etc., visit the LSU Spring Invitational Program website.

Counseling Corner

AP Exam Registration

  • AP exams will be administered at LSMSA the weeks of May 6-10 and May 13-17. Finals are May 9-10, 13-14.
  • Students must register for these exams using a form that will be available online and in the Counseling Center by March 1.
  • AP Registration will be on March 21 at 5pm in the Counseling Center. At that time, students will have to present their completed registration form and their money or a deposit (partial payment) for the test.
  • Each test is $89. If students qualified for a fee waiver for the ACT or SAT or if their family receives a fee reduction or fee waiver to come to the school, they may receive a fee reduction for the AP exam.
  • Students receiving a fee reduction will pay $53 per exam.

College Planning

Junior Seminar classes are well underway! If you would like to learn more about what your student is learning then please log onto your Family Connection and check out the many exciting resources available not only for our students, but for parents as well. Seniors--remember to visit Family Connection for help with the many choices your are facing too. Mr. Carey, in the College Counseling Center, will be happy to help students and parents who experience difficulty logging onto Family Connection. Happy Spring and well wishes from the CCC!

LSMSA ACT Prep Workshop

Registration Information (space is limited)

“The workshop was really informative. I learned strategies to arrive at answers faster. My composite was 4 points higher!” – Tori Christian, LSMSA c/o 2013

"It's absolutely worth it, especially if you are trying to get those 1 or 2 more points. My score went from a 28 to a 30" - Justin Manning, LSMSA c/o 2013

When: Saturday, March 23rd (9:00 – 4:00)

Cost: $140 (includes ACT book, instruction, donuts, and snacks)

Instructors: Jennifer Mangum (Math), Clayton Delery (English), Emalie Dunn (Science)

Registration/Information Contact:

Jennifer Mangum

Email: JMANGUM@LSMSA.EDU (preferred)

Phone: 318-357-2560

Make checks payable to "LSMSA" with “ACT Workshop” in the memo line.

Checks should be mailed to:

Jennifer Mangum

715 University Pkwy

Natchitoches, LA 71457

Important Dates

  • 3/19 PLAN & ACT Administration for all Sophomores and Juniors
  • 3/28 Dismiss for Spring Break at 1pm
  • 4/22 Blue and Gold Week
  • 5/2 Dismiss for Extended Weekend at 1pm
  • 5/8 Dead Day
  • 5/9-14 Final Exams (click here for schedule)
  • 5/15 EOC Testing
  • 5/16-22 Special Projects
  • 5/23 Spring Fling
  • 5/24 Senior Recognition Ceremony (required)
  • 5/25 Graduation (required)