WHO WE ARE
The Foundation for Science and Mathematics Education (FSME), a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, supports the New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School — Sci High — an open-access charter high school dedicated to excellence for all students.
The chartering organization for Sci High is the Advocates for Science and Mathematics Education.
WHAT WE DO
Our Goal is to raise $1,500 per student per year to supplement state/local funding in order to give our young people — and New Orleans' economic future — a competitive edge.
WHY IT MATTERS
Despite daunting statistics about U.S. education, our students succeed. Sci High is one of a very few schools nationally with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that is also available to any student. Our dropout rate is less than 1%, compared to 4% statewide, and we are among the top five public high schools in Orleans Parish, based on our academic performance and graduation rate. We seek your support as we shape the future of New Orleans.
Because Sci High is housed in an outdated elementary school building, the former home of Allen School, the Foundation is working with many partners to acquire funds to plan, design, build and operate a LEED Silver, state-of-the-art school facility, ideally located within the BioDistrict, as the permanent home for the school. Needs include:
- Design and construction costs for a new state-of-the-art facility
- A "green" facility approved through LEED
(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification
- Furniture, fixtures and equipment, including science and lab equipment