EDUCATION

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Morehouse Parish offers a variety of academic choices from the public school system which includes magnet and charter options to an established private school. We are the home of the Bastrop Rams, the Beekman Tigers (Charter), the Delta Mustangs and the Prairie View Academy Spartans (Private). The Delta Magnet School offers an emphasis on fine and performing arts. Public elementary educational facilities also include the nationally recognized Morehouse Magnet School. The Beekman Charter School is currently the fastest growing school in the parish.

Morehouse Magnet School earned National Blue Ribbon status due to its students performing at very high levels. Only three other schools in the state have this distinction and are able to fly the Blue Ribbon flag proudly.

On any given night, there are sporting activities at one or more of these schools. High schools offer college courses through corporative programs with two local Delta Community College campuses.

EDUCATION

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Technical and Community Colleges

Bastrop has two technical college campuses of the Delta Community College System (formerly Region 8 Technical College), which offer degree and certificate programs as well as customized workforce training for businesses. The Bastrop Campus has an expanded welding program that serves area metal fabrication businesses.

The two campuses are a part of Delta Community College System consisting of seven campuses offering welding, nursing, computer technology, biomedical technology, industrial maintenance, office systems, industrial instrumentation, and other valuable programs to serve the workforce development needs.

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College/University

The Northeast region is home to universities that not only provide a broad curriculum, but research institutions that are the catalyst for business start-ups and expansions. The University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) and Louisiana Tech University (LA Tech) have an enrollment of nearly 20,000 students in such degree programs as business, pharmacy, chemistry, and nursing as well as research in the areas of micro manufacturing, biomedical engineering, pharmacy and more.

Grambling University (GSU) has strong connections to Morehouse Parish with an active alumni association which sponsors scholarships to the historic university in west Lincoln Parish. These educational facilities are within a reasonable commute with ULM being about a 25 minute drive.

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INFORMATION

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Bastrop, Louisiana 71220

Office: 318-283-4000

Fax: 318-283-0651

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RECENT NEWS

MEDCO holds Annual meeting

September 30, 2020

The annual Morehouse Economic Development Corporation held it Annual Membership Meeting on September 30, 2020. CEO, Kay King…

Nikolle Dodaj of Roma Italian Bistro named Small Business of 2019 at Annual Luncheon

December 12, 2019

The Annual MEDCO Membership Luncheon was held on October 16th at the Snyder Museum and Creative Arts Center…

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