LSU’s “Sixth Grade Day” Underway for a Fourth Straight Year

Sixth Grade Day01/18/2018
BATON ROUGE – This week, LSU kicked off its fourth run of “Sixth Grade Day,” a day of academic exhibits and touring for middle school students of East Baton Rouge Parish. Since 2016, LSU has welcomed more than 8,000 sixth graders to its campus for “Sixth Grade Day.”

Students will see presentations about the humanities, science, engineering, the arts and agriculture. Tour stops included a visit to the Museum of Natural Science, the Shaver Theatre and the AgCenter’s Parker Coliseum. Students also get ice cream from the LSU Dairy Store. 

Sixth Grade Day is a program of the Capital Area Promise, launched last September as a collaborative effort among LSU, Southern University, Baton Rouge Community College and EBR Schools. It is modeled after the Long Beach College Promise, where LSU President F. King Alexander established a similar effort while at Cal State Long Beach. The Capital Area Promise designed to jumpstart conversations around college and career readiness—early and often.

The next two days for the program are Tuesday, Jan. 22, and Tuesday, Feb. 5.

For more information on Sixth Grade Day, contact LSU Community University Partnerships at 225-578-8699 or To learn more about the Capital Area Promise, visit


Sixth Grade Day (video)


Contact Ernie Ballard
LSU Media Relations