Investing in the Future of New Orleans

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Our funding Priorities for the 2018–19 School Year

A contribution to Sci High is more than a contribution in a single institution. It’s an investment in workforce development, in the potential of traditionally underserved youth, and in the technology and science-based industries increasingly securing their footing in the Crescent City. It’s an investment in New Orleans.

Like all Orleans Parish public charter schools, Sci High receives a set amount of public funding per student. Unfortunately, this funding is not enough to help us realize our ambitious vision. In fact, the funding gap amounts to approximately $2,500 per student, totaling a shortfall of roughly $1.2 million. We need your generosity to help cover that shortfall.

Contributions from donors support workforce development programs such as internship stipends, CTE courses and certifications, and girls-in-STEM initiatives. A freshman summer camp introduces new students to Sci High and helps them decide how to make the most of their education here. Contributions fund Advance Placement study guides, student clubs, and field-trip buses to tour local businesses. They help pay for professional development for STEM teachers and professional equipment for our STEM lab.

As a school that seeks to provide opportunities to students from traditionally underserved demographics, we have a large English Language Learner (ELL) population, many of whom speak Spanish or Vietnamese as their first language. We also have a sizable number of students who access the Orleans Parish School Board’s Exceptional Children Services. Your support will also help them become vital part of New Orleans’ workforce.

In sum, Sci High works to support students fulfill their potential and make the career and education choices that will lead them to success. Community support makes it possible for us to achieve these goals.

$1.2 million

Current funding gap

$2,500

Gap dollars per student