Registration for E.K. Key STEM Academy opening February 1

January 2023

Registration for the 2023-2024 school year at the CITGO Innovation Academy at E. K. Key Elementary School will begin Wednesday, February 1. All registration will take place online through March 10. Any Calcasieu Parish student zoned to high schools in Sulphur, Vinton, Starks, Dequincy, and Westlake who are entering grades kindergarten through fifth grade may register to be tested for admission.

Applicants will be screened and ranked according to test scores. Tests will be scored by certified teachers, and ranking order will determine acceptance. Applicants will sign up for a test date and time when registering. Applicants registering after the close of registration will be waitlisted and tested if space becomes available.

Applicants must present a proof of address and pay a $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 a 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 grade. Please contact the school for details. Students in the Academy will be part of the E. K. Key School campus, participating with other students in enrichment, recess, lunch, field trips, and assemblies. Extended Day Care will be available before and after school hours, however registration is separate.

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

Registration information will be available on the school’s website and social media pages.