The Scotlandville High School for Engineering Professionals (HSEP) program is one of only three Academies of Engineering in Louisiana. Below is an overview of our history and our Advisory Committee and Partnerships with industry:
- Curriculum and Work Based Learning Tools – Career awareness, exploration and preparation to help students succeed in college and careers in engineering or related fields;
- Focuses on improving access for underserved high school students – Investing in students who are investing in themselves;
- Partners with local industry as well as national partners like the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), National Academy Foundation (NAF) and Project Lead the Way;
- In 2010, became a National Academy of Engineering;
- HSEP Program in existence for over 30 years, providing high school students with education in principles of engineering.
Advisory Council & Industry Partners
Business partners are essential to the NAF model. We have a large, diverse base of business partners supporting true work-based learning programs to prepare our students for college and career.
Companies/organizations representing many fields:
The Advisory council is in place to provide an essential bridge between school and the workplace and ensure long-term sustainability of the program. We collaborate with the faculty and staff to continually strengthen the program to prepare students for success in both college and career aspirations.
Students apply online through the magnet application portal.
What does the curriculum for the Academy of Engineering look like? What kinds of things will students experience that are different from a typical classroom?
Classroom instruction combined with hands-on, experiential learning includes:
In Ninth grade, students begin to focus on soft skills the Engineering Design Process. In Introduction to Engineering Design students learn Auto-desk Inventor, 3D design software applicable in today's industry.
Sophomores and Juniors take additional engineering courses where they:
Seniors solve real-world application problems. Students research, design and create models to solve these problems.
Awards & Recognition
The Scotlandville program recently earned a very special designation.
What does it mean to be named one of only three “Distinguished Academies” of engineering in the US by the National Academy Foundation?
Rigorous implementation of the NAF model – curriculum, work based learning program, advisory council support – sustainability.
One of only three Academies of Engineering in LA (Warren Easton and McDonogh 35).
One of only three Distinguished Academies of Engineering in the US (of 160 total, others NY, CA).