An Overview of Sci High
The New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School, commonly referred to as “Sci High”, is an open enrollment public charter school. When students enroll in Sci High, they come to us with a spectrum of personalities and abilities. One might think that a school focused on STEM education would only look to accept kids with proven aptitude in math and science, but we know that talent comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Through the city-wide open enrollment process, we welcome all students, no matter their previous grades, test scores, or special education status, and provide them with a supportive, rigorous programing centered around three STEM Pathways.
At Sci High we believe that through high quality STEM education, our students will benefit from careers in high demand, high earning careers that will change the life trajectories for them and their families. Simultaneously, preparing a well-prepared STEM workforce will drive the burgeoning STEM industries in our beloved city.
Sci High is focused on two goals—college preparation and career readiness. Students bridge the two. Our curriculum exposes them to a multitude of options that lets them choose their own way forward. We provide opportunities to all students so that no student feels hemmed in by a defined track with limited options. Student educational experiences are centered around STEM-industry partnerships and project-based learning to increase our students’ understanding of the application of abstract concepts to real work problem-solving to better communities.
3 STEM Pathways
Engineering & Construction
We welcome all students, no matter their previous grades, test scores, or special education status.
The following summer, Makiyah completed a second internship, this time with Tulane University’s Geophysics Lab, where he analyzed data received from seismometers around the world. His work was so impressive that the American Geophysical Union invited him to display his summer project during its fall 2018 conference in Washington, D.C. Once he finishes his senior year, Makiyah could enter the workforce if he chose, but his exposure to geophysics strengthened his decision to pursue a computer science degree and eventually use it toward a career in scientific research.