A Track Record of Accomplishment
Our roots reach back to Sci High's founding 19 years ago as a half-day program by then-principal Barbara MacPhee in conjunction with faculty members from Tulane and Southern universities. After Hurricane Katrina, it was the first high school to open on the East Bank, offering a comprehensive full-day curriculum open to all students. Sci High's focus is clear––to provide a rigorous educational environment with an emphasis on high-demand science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields to all students who seek them.
Fast Facts about Sci High
To prepare under-served New Orleans students for college and career success through a rigorous school culture that emphasizes academic success and science and mathematics education.
The Nautilus, which represents both Sci High and the Foundation, stands for meaningful growth and lasting connection. Ancient Greeks believed the chambered nautilus spiral to be a symbol of perfection.
Uptown: 5625 Loyola Avenue
- 94% graduation rate
- 369 students in grades 9-12
- 47% male, 53% female
- 76% African American
- 75% eligible for free or reduced lunch
- 15% ECS or 504 (academic or behavioral plans)
- 9% homeless
Charter School Authorizer
Orleans Parish School Board
After-school activities, tutoring & summer internships are coordinated by New Orleans Outreach.
Boston, statewide tours of Louisiana colleges and universities