Our Student Services and Academic Guidance Teams offer a multitude of support measures for students to maximize learning and life opportunities by embodying the Sci High Pillars so that all students are successful both at school and in their futures. For information on Special Education and 504 Services, please visit our Exceptional Children's Services page.
The Student Services Team is comprised of the Dean of Students, Safety and Intervention Support Personnel, Social Worker, School Culture Coordinator, , and Librarian. Click here for the Social Worker referral form.
Sci High provides a wide array of academic supports, including extra reading and math classes, extended academic days for teacher-led data-driven tutoring and in-school tutoring from Tulane undergraduates for students in all grades.
To help Sci High students get ready for the ACT (as well as other college admission tests), the school offers free practice tests several times a year, as well as a workshop emphasizing successful test-taking strategies and techniques. Sci High students also can apply to participate in free preparatory courses for the ACT and SAT to prepare to take these standardized tests for the first time, or to increase score and ensure TOPS eligibility.
To make the transition from high school to college (or other post-secondary accomplishments) as seamless as possible, Sci High offers many programs to excite our students about college and help them get there. More than 70% of Sci High students are the first in their families to attend college.
All students are part of organized visits to local, regional and national college campuses, beginning in the freshman year. Throughout their time at Sci High, students have the opportunity to visit local colleges and universities including:
Senior “rising stars” chosen on the basis of excellence in academics and leadership, traveled to New York for first-hand experience on the campuses of Bard, Columbia and New York University in the fall. A spring “rising stars” trip for 10th and 11th graders focused on Boston, where students stayed on the Harvard University campus and also visited MIT, Boston University, Northeastern University and Tufts, among others. The “rising stars” program is funded by grants.
Sci High students have many opportunities every year to meet representatives of colleges from around the nation. For example, students visited the National College Fair, which featured colleges from all across the United States. Students are also invited to attend a lunch at Sci High with various College Admissions Representatives. The Sci High guidance counselling department has hosted representatives from universities including:
The Academic Guidance Team advises students on scheduling, college and career pathways, financial aid, internships, and dual enrollment.