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Student Services and Support

Our Student Services and Academic Guidance Teams offer a multitude of support measures for students to maximize learning and life opportunities by embodying the Sci High Pillars so that all students are successful both at school and in their futures. For information on Special Education and 504 Services, please visit our Exceptional Children's Services page. 
 
Student Services 
The Student Services Team is comprised of the Vice Principal of Student Affairs, a Behavior Interventionist, Student Services Manager, Librarian, and a full-time, on-staff Social Worker. Click here for the Social Worker referral form.
 
The LSU School-Based Health Clinic is on campus three times a week for sick visits. They also conduct wellness screenings, dental exams, and vision tests. Click here for their Notice of Privacy Practices. The Clinic Consent Form is completed during registration and can also be accessed by parents by logging on to the PowerSchool portal and clicking Ecollect Forms on the left-hand side of the PowerSchool screen.
Tulane Tutoring
Sci High provides a wide array of academic supports, including extra reading and math classes, extended academic days for teacher-led data-driven tutoring and in-school tutoring from Tulane undergraduates for students in all grades.
 
ACT Prep

To help Sci High students get ready for the ACT (as well as other college admission tests), the school offers free practice tests several times a year, as well as a workshop emphasizing successful test-taking strategies and techniques. Sci High students also can apply to participate in free preparatory courses for the ACT and SAT to prepare to take these standardized tests for the first time, or to increase score and ensure TOPS eligibility.

College Visits

To make the transition from high school to college (or other post-secondary accomplishments) as seamless as possible, Sci High offers many programs to excite our students about college and help them get there. More than 70% of Sci High students are the first in their families to attend college.

All students are part of organized visits to local, regional and national college campuses, beginning in the freshman year. Throughout their time at Sci High, students have the opportunity to visit local colleges and universities including:
  • Xavier 
  • Loyola
  • Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Dillard
  • McNeese
  • Nicholls
  • University of South Alabama
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • Dillard
  • University of New Orleans
  • Southern University of New Orleans 
Senior “rising stars” chosen on the basis of excellence in academics and leadership, traveled to New York for first-hand experience on the campuses of Bard, Columbia and New York University in the fall. A spring “rising stars” trip for 10th and 11th graders focused on Boston, where students stayed on the Harvard University campus and also visited MIT, Boston University, Northeastern University and Tufts, among others. The “rising stars” program is funded by grants.

 

University Recruitment Events

Sci High students have many opportunities every year to meet representatives of colleges from around the nation. For example, students visited the National College Fair, which featured colleges from all across the United States. Students are also invited to attend a lunch at Sci High with various College Admissions Representatives. The Sci High guidance counselling department has hosted representatives from universities including:

  • Bard College (NY)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • Dartmouth College (NH)
  • Franklin & Marshall College (PA)
  • Loyola University (LA)
  • Louisiana State University (LA)
  • Soka University (CA)
  • Yale University (CT)
The Academic Guidance Team advises students on scheduling, college and career pathways, financial aid, internships, and dual enrollment.