Foundation for Science and Mathematics Education

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Sci High Ranked 3rd Best High School in Louisiana

Apr 25, 2014

New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School (Sci High) is ranked the third best high school in Louisiana, according to US News Best High Schools, and rated a “silver” award winner among 2000 ranked schools in the country. The study focused on closing the achievement gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged learners.  That gap, which varies according to studies from 40% to 60%, is a mere 6% at Sci High. Academic Principal Claire Jecklin credits this to the school’s small class sizes, collaboration and supportive relationships developed between staff and students, and the powerful combination of academic rigor matched with support services for students and families.  Sci High is one of few other open-enrollment STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) charter schools in the entire country.