Academics at Sci High are aligned on a single philosophy: all students can learn at high levels.
Many programs outside the classroom enrich students’ knowledge of and experience in the science, technology, math and engineering areas. Summer internships immerse students in actual workplaces, including scientific settings. Classes include real-world projects such as investigating axolotl genetics through breeding crosses in Biology and modelling flood risk in Environmental Science . Students participate in science fairs at Sci High and the Greater New Orleans Science & Engineering fair. Sci High students take part in educational extracurricular activities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, & math) fields that include mentoring opportunities, job shadowing, and field trips. Special events throughout the school year, including a Lunch Series of mentoring meetings with members of American Medical Women's Association from Tulane University, and a variety of field trips to places like the Simulated Environment Teaching Hospital and NASA, expose Sci High students to diverse careers and majors, and help them develop their networking skills.
Sci High began implementation of the PLTW Engineering, Biomedical Science, and Computer Science Pathways in the 2015-2016 school year and is currently the ONLY school that offers all three pathways! "When students understand how STEM education is relevant to their lives and future careers, they get excited. Project Lead The Way provides a comprehensive approach to STEM Education. Through activity-, project-, and problem-based curriculum, PLTW gives students a chance to apply what they know, identify problems, find unique solutions, and lead their own learning."