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Located in Reserve, the St. John STEM Magnet High School Program will educate more than 200 students in its first year. The program was founded in 2018 to provide high school students with the opportunity to focus on college preparatory mathematics, science and English language arts courses while focusing on a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) career. Career pathways available in the program include digital design and pre-engineering, with classes such as robotics, engineering design, programming, digital storytelling, web design and photography, motion graphics and video. The school currently educates 8th through 10th grades but will expand to include 8th through 12th in future years.
The St. John STEM Magnet High School has partnered with two of the state's leading universities to provide curriculum and opportunities for its students. As part of the STEM Magnet High School's partnership with Louisiana State University, students will be able 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 the university. The school has also partnered with Xavier University’s College of Pharmacy to allow St. John students to take specialized courses focused on the medical field, while also participating in career-focused activities and clubs offered by the university. Dual enrollment credits earned in these areas will also transfer to the university.