2020-2021 School Year

Important Orientation Update 

Dear Sci High Families,
As we have mentioned before, this school year will be different than any we've experienced before.  Sci High teachers, staff, and administration have been planning feverishly to make sure our students get off to a STRONG Start!  That includes making sure all of our students receive the technology they need to attend class remotely, making sure they are well oriented on how this will all work, and that they receive all the supplemental materials they need for their courses.  That said, much of this is dependent upon shipments from vendors, computer applications cooperating, and is just plain out of our control.  
To that end, and due to unforeseen circumstances, we will need to shift our scheduled orientation dates back a few days. Hence, our official first day of school will be Monday, August 17th.  Please see the new orientation schedule here:
9th grade: Monday, August 10th.  More details to follow in a separate message.
10th grade: Tuesday, August 11th
11th grade: Wednesday, August 12th
12th grade: Thursday, August 13th
Friday, August 14th, will be our virtual "Meet & Greet" Day. 
More details to come. 10th-12th grade students will keep the same time slot they originally signed up for on their new day.  If a 10th-12th grade student needs to change their time slot, please email Ms. Muse at  kmuse@noscihigh.org.
None of us signed up for this, and none of us have done this before.  But we will approach it with the same enthusiasm, patience, and growth mindset as we approach each new school year.
Let's do this!
-Dr. Cola

Teacher of The Year Spotlight

Mrs. Cannon Straight

I say that I am from everywhere and nowhere all at the same time. I was born in Germany and so I am German, but my father is American and we moved here when I was young. We lived in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey and so I am from the North, but we moved South to my father’s home when I was 14 and have lived in the South more now than anywhere else. 

I am a teacher and I love it. My earliest memories are teaching my sisters to read and bicycle. I started teaching at 21: I was hired for my first job at Mandeville and like all beginner teachers, I had no idea what I was doing. After four years, I took a year off, discovered nothing is quite as fun as teaching and returned to teaching, this time at Sci High. This is my sixth year at this school and I am often surprised to realize I am one of those experienced teachers I envied early in my career. 

I am a mama. The joy my son brings me is something I am working on bringing to all the fields of my life.

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The New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School is an open-admission public charter school that prepares all students for college admissions and successful careers. Sci High provides a rigorous high school curriculum with an emphasis in science and mathematics in a supportive environment of learning and respect that prepares students to make informed choices about post-secondary pursuits.

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Despite daunting statistics about U.S. education, our students succeed. Sci High is one of a very few schools nationally with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that is also available to any student.


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