Kenilworth Science & Technology School (KST) is a tuition-free public charter school with a strong emphasis on math, science, and technology. KST is seeking serious students that desire the educational excellence our academy can provide.
KST will be accepting 3rd round applications for students entering 6th, 7th and 8th grade for the 2013-2014 year. Application form must be returned by June 24, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. to KST. You may mail, fax, e-mail or bring the application form in person. You can also apply online at www.kenilworthst.org
KST is a public school and open to all students eligible for enrollment as provided by law. We do NOT discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, athletic performance, and special need, proficiency in the English language or in a foreign language, or academic achievement in admitting student.
Kenilworth students recognized by U.S. Education Secretary
Two Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School students whose science fair projects were published in an academic journal were honored again; they met with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Wednesday, May 8, in the secretary's office in Washington, D.C. The middle school students and their parents were also recognized by members of the Louisiana Congressional delegation, including Senator Mary Landrieu, Senator David Vitter and Representative Bill Cassidy
Kathy Kliebert, Secretary of Department of Health and Hospitals, presents certificates from Governor Bobby Jindal
“Thank you for the opportunity to come and present two outstanding students with certificates from Governor Booby Jindal. The efforts of both Jalen and Desirae are just two examples of the outstanding work that has been accomplished by Kenilworth. Congratulations to Jalen, Desirae and to Kenilworth – a job well done”
Secretary Kathy Kliebert, Secretary, Dept. of Health & Hospitals
Kenilworth students recognized by Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne
Kenilworth students featured on the NBC 33 newscast
Two students from Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School were featured in a news story yesterday for their accomplishments of getting articles published in a scientific journal. You can see the story here: http://www.nbc33tv.com/news/your-stories/science-projects-of-two-m Please join us in congratulating Desirae and Jalen. Kenilworth is committed to helping students like Desirae and Jalen pursue further academic studies and careers in the STEM fields.
High School Night for the 8th grade students
On Thursday, February 21st, Kenilworth Science & Technology hosted the first annual High School Night for the 8th grade students who will be attending high schools next year. Forty-seven KST families attended the event, where they were able to meet and get information from representatives of thirteen Baton Rouge area high schools and the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA). The schools that attended included public, private, and charter high schools, as well as a virtual school. The event was designed to assist students and parents who were unaware of their high school options and who wanted to compare programs at different high schools. The response from those in attendance was overwhelmingly positive. One high school counselor noted that events like this one help build bridges between the middle school and the high school, which eases the transition period. A parent in attendance was very grateful for the event: "I didn't know we had so many options. Now I can shop around and see who can give my son the best education."
Baton Rouge Math Contest
More than 200 students from 46 elementary schools in East Baton Rouge Parish competed in the 2013 Baton Rouge Math Contest that was held Saturday at Kenilworth. The contest was open to all 4th and 5th graders in East Baton Rouge Parish and also featured workshops for the parents of the contestants. The event was sponsored by the LSU Department of Mathematics, Southern University Department of Science/Math Education, Greater Baton Rouge Industrial Alliance, Black Alliance for Educational Options and Coca-Cola.
Baton Rouge's first STEM Expo a huge success at KST
Baton Rouge’s first-ever Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Expo was a huge success, and organizers at host school Kenilworth Science and Technology School already are looking forward to expanding the event next year.
More than 500 students, parents, university professors, graduate students and representatives of sponsoring agencies and organizations participated in the October 27 expo, which generated positive television and newspaper media coverage. Middle school students from Baton Rouge-area schools performed demonstrations based on physics, biology, chemistry, engineering and many-other STEM-related fields.
Kenilworth Students Improve Scores for all Grades and Subjects
According to the results released by the Louisiana Department of Education, KST students improved their scores for all grades and subjects. This year’s results mark the third consecutive increase in test scores for KST students. Specifically, the percentage of students performing at grade level for all grades and subjects grew from 47 percent in 2011 to 53 percent in 2012. The six point increase follows one point and six point increases from the previous two years.
As the highest performing Recovery School District charter school in the greater Baton Rouge area—a ranking acknowledged in the Baton Rouge Area Chamber’s “2011 Report on Public Education in the Baton Rouge Area”—KST strives to create an environment conducive to learning and collaboration between the faculty,students, and parents. The school’s emphasis on science and technology helps prepare KST’s students for the “knowledge based” economy of the 21st century.