Judice Middle School has been named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School.
The designation was awarded Monday, said Debra Lund, spokeswoman for Franklin Covey, which administers The Leader In Me.
Fewer than 200 schools in the United States are Lighthouse Schools.
“Becoming a Lighthouse School is a recognition schools earn because they have produced outstanding results in school and student outcomes by implementing The Leader in Me with fidelity,” according to the program’s website.
To become a Lighthouse School, campuses must meet several criteria.
They include the frequent use of leadership language, students being given leadership roles and responsibilities, parent involvement, a system for setting and tracking school, class and individual goals; regular leadership events and measurable improvement in teacher engagement, parent satisfaction, student behavior and academic alignment.
The designation makes Judice Middle the first Lighthouse School in Lafayette Parish.
Other Lighthouse Schools in Acadiana are Martin Petitjean Elementary in Rayne, Ross Elementary in Crowley, Rayne Catholic Elementary in Rayne and Central Rayne Kindergarten in Rayne.