Sci High provides a wide array of academic supports, including extra reading and math classes, test prep classes, extended academic days for teacher-led data-driven tutoring and in-school tutoring from Tulane undergraduates for students in all grades. The Academic Guidance Advisors provide students with information on ACT preparation, scheduling, graduation requirements and pathways, financial aid, as well as college & career guidance, with a dedicated counselor for each grade level.
Sci High offers students several Advanced Placement (AP) classes spread out in Computer Science, English, Science, and Social Studies. AP classes offer students the chance to prepare for college rigor classes and earn introductory credit for college courses, saving money and time. AP classes also help students get into college, by boosting their GPA and showing admissions officers that students are willing to challenge themselves.
The Sci High Dual Enrollment Program offers high school students a chance to earn high school and college credits simultaneously. Upon successful completion, students will receive both high school and college credit.
Sci High students are provided the opportunity to participate in paid summer internships with Sci High’s bevy of community partners. Students receive one-on-one mentorship; they can apply their learning, develop their soft skills and create professional networks.
We welcome all students and meet their various needs with a continuum of support services. We support our students with IEPs in the general education classroom (when appropriate), and we do so with a dynamic combination of Special Education teachers and Instructional Assistants. When students need general support outside of the academic classes, we offer Transition Skills classes, which provides a time and place in the school day for students to work on classwork, projects, study for tests, organize and work on social skills. We provide a Transitions classes that prepare our students for life after high school. Lessons and activities range from financial literacy to self-advocacy. At each grade level we work on skills to help our students achieve independence.
Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college.
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 .