New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School (Sci High) was 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. This philosophy of access and assistance is clear in AP programming, with over 10 courses available (Biology, Chemistry, Calculus AB, Environmental Science, Language, Literature, Statistics, U.S. Government, U.S. History, and World History) and AP Computer Science starting next school year.
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A Sci High and Lusher teacher and four students from each school were selected in a national competition sponsored by the Department ofState and Global Nomads Group to travel to Amman, Jordan in June as the culmination of a six-month cultural exchange focusing on technology and climate change, Sci High also placed second in the 2013-14 Green Schools Challenge run by the U.S. Green Building Council’s LA Chapter. This honor recognizes the school’s robust recycling program, solar panels and reusable cafeteria plates, among other initiatives.
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