The St. John the Baptist Parish Public School District is excited to offer a new STEM Magnet High School Program for the 2018-19 school year.
The program will focus on college preparatory mathematics, science and English language arts courses to serve students focused on a STEM career. Career pathways available in the program will include digital design and pre-engineering, with classes such as robotics, engineering design, programming, digital storytelling, web design and photography, motion graphics and video. Students will also be able to earn college credit while taking these classes focused on a STEM career.
The program is open to any student who will be in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade for the 2018-19 school year and who lives in St. John the Baptist Parish. Students must meet at least ONE of the following criteria:
- Score mastery or advanced on any math or science LEAP from the prior school year
- Score good or excellent on any math or science EOC exam the prior year
- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA in math and science
- Be classified as gifted according to IDEA regulations
- Have completed a magnet program in St. John the Baptist Parish (either John L. Ory Communication Arts Magnet School or Garyville-Mt. Airy Math and Science Magnet School)
Applications will be accepted between March 26 and April 20.
The program will be housed apart from the district's two high schools on the former Leon Godchaux Junior High School campus at 1880 Highway 44 in Reserve. Bus transportation will be provided.
For more information, refer to our FAQ sheet
We are proud to announce that the St. John the Baptist Parish Public School District has partnered with Louisiana State University for its STEM Magnet High School Program. This partnership will allow our students to earn dual enrollment credits that will directly transfer to LSU and most other public universities in the state while following curriculum developed for LSU STEM Pathway Courses in pre-engineering, digital design and, in the future, biomedical sciences. Math and science teachers at the STEM Magnet High School will also receive additional training through LSU's Gordon A. Cain Center. To learn more about what this partnership means, visit the LSU Gordon A. Cain Center's website.