Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy provides enriched instruction in mathematics, science and technology in an academically challenging, college preparatory environment.
Teachers engage students with research-based practices to develop 21st-century skills such as cooperative and collaborative learning and technology integration. Teachers develop curricula guided by schoolwide learning outcomes in conjunction with a national network of educators on the forefront of project-based learning. Learning occurs in an environment supported by technology similar to the business world.
Our small learning environment supports the social, emotional and educational needs of students. The expectation of professional personal conduct is evident throughout the school in the responsibilities afforded student leaders and shared governance among the faculty and staff. Through an advisory program and low teacher-student ratio, teachers develop long-term relationships with small groups of students. Opportunities for career planning and work experience are available through mentorship opportunities for students who excel academically.
As we look to the future, we will join with students in developing a school culture and identity within the community and in partnership with local businesses and universities. In a culturally diverse environment, students will practice the skills needed to compete in the global marketplace. Additionally, students will be guided in independent research that will prepare them to become lifelong learners and leaders in the fields of mathematics, science and technology.
Noteworthy programs and successes:
- Students, faculty, staff and community members worked with the Discovery Channel in creating 20,000 seed pods in a coastal restoration project filmed on Taylor's campus.
- Chemistry and Biology students are able to complete honors quality lab work by taking advantage of the Ochsner Academic Research division.
- College Physics - Concurrent enrollment courses taught by teacher from UNO on Taylor's campus.