St. Charles Parish understands that a well educated citizenry is the key to economic and social development. The award-winning St. Charles Parish school system is a textbook model of an innovative, progressive learning experience that continually produces responsible, productive individuals.
In addition, there are 2 vocational/technical colleges within commuting distance, as well as 10 colleges and universities within the Metro New Orleans area.St. Charles Parish Schools
The mission of St. Charles Parish Public Schools is to provide high quality educational opportunities to enable students to become responsible, productive citizens and enthusiastic life-long learners.The St. Charles Parish Puclic School System includes 29 facilities, 17 schools and 6 centers. Also, there are three private schools in St. Charles Parish that provide excellent alternatives for students not attending public schools.
St. Charles Parish is a model for its School-to-Career initiative, a reform movement that prepares students for today’s jobs as the U.S. shifts from an industrial economy to a global, technical and information-based economy. The local School-to-Work initiative brings together business, labor and education in an unprecedented partnership that is a national model for success. For further information, please visit the St. Charles Parish School System web site at http://stcharles.k12.la.us. Colleges & Universities
There are 18 colleges and universities within a few hours of St. Charles Parish, of which 10 are in the immediate New Orleans area and can be reached within 30 minutes or less.
Vocational & Technical
There are two state funded and parish-supported regional technical institutes within 35 minutes of St. Charles Parish. They are ITT Technical Institute and South Central Louisiana Technical College/River Parishes Campus. Of the two, the South Central Louisiana Technical College/River Parishes Campus has developed a highly successful partnership with area businesses. To learn more visit the websites below:
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., New Orleans/Bayou Chapter (ABC) is a national management association for the construction industry which actively promotes the merit shop form of construction. Merit Shop is a way of doing business in which companies reward employees based on performance and encourage them to reach their highest level of achievement, and in which contracts are awarded based on safety, quality and value, regardless of labor affiliation. To learn more visit their website below.