With the addition of the open enrollment system, students in Rapides Parish now have the option to apply to any high school in the parish. Choosing a high school is an important decision, because it can affect every aspect of a student’s development. Bolton is the best choice for students who are looking for a rigorous academic curriculum, an opportunity to excel in extra-curricular groups, and a diverse, yet unified, student population.
Bolton High School is renowned for its strength in the academic arena. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Bolton as one of the best high schools in the nation for the last three years. Bolton students have the highest ACT scores in the parish, and Bolton has produced more National Merit Scholars than any other school. Bolton will offer 15 Advanced Placement courses next year and has won the District literary rally more than 30 times. Students may enroll in college classes and virtual school courses as well as the regular curriculum. The academic expectations of Bolton High School translate into cold, hard cash. Over the last four years alone, Bolton graduates have been offered over $9 million in scholarships!
Although the school is steeped in traditions dating back to its 1915 inception, it embraces the digital age. Each student at Bolton is issued a netbook or laptop, free of charge. It is one of the few digital academics in the state and one of the most progressive in the nation. The digital academy curriculum offers students a more challenging experience, with teachers using cutting edge technology and a myriad of internet-based resources.
Bolton offers a wide range of electives in all departments. Our Business Education, Aerospace Science, Family and Consumer Sciences, Journalism, Speech and Debate and Art departments all offer course plans and career concentrations for the full four years. Whether it be creating a robot in the Robotics class, creating house plans in the Drafting course, or earning a food service certificate in the Food and Nutrition program, our elective courses teach real world skills which will help students decide upon a career.
Bolton balances academics with a broad range of activities, including over 30 extracurricular, co-curricular, and athletic groups. Organizations range from ACLU to Yoga, and Bolton fields teams in almost every sport sanctioned by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.
Discover Bolton at its Open House, Thursday, March 24th, beginning at 6:00pm. Every department, organization and activity will be on display. See demonstrations of the digital academy curriculum, meet with counselors about scheduling options, and talk to current students, faculty and alumni about what Bolton can offer your student. For further information, call (318) 448-3628 or (318) 487-4252.