Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy is one, of only seven, five-star schools in the New Orleans area. Congratulations to our teachers and students for their hard work!
In addition, PFTSTA is the only high school in Louisiana to be awarded a Blue Ribbon by the US Department of Education.
Our school has also earned an A+ rating from Home Facts and is ranked as one of the top schools in the state.
US Department of Education Blue Ribbon Award
Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy has been named a Blue Ribbon School for 2010. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that are either high performing or have improved student achievement to high levels, especially among disadvantaged students. The program is part of a larger Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about best school leadership and teaching practices. Each year since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education has sought out schools where students attain and maintain high academic goals, including those that beat the odds. Below is a link to the press release. Way to go Taylor Tigers!!!
For additional and up to date information about our school, please visit www.patricktayloracademy.com or www.pftsta.com. These web sites were created and are maintained by students under the direction of Kelly Maher.
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Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy is Classified as an A+ School
As many of you know school performance scores were released yesterday, and we are proud to announce that we hit our growth target and are now classified as a A+ school. Furthermore, when all the schools in the Jefferson Parish School System are ranked in order by their score we are ranked first.
2010-2011 SCHOOL REPORT CARDS
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AWARDS & HONORS
Faculty & Staff:
- Katie Higgins (science) was named the teacher of the year for Patrick Taylor Academy
- Ms. Kay Butler (math)has been named Louisiana Outstanding High School Math Teacher for 2011 by the Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics (LATM).
- Elizabeth Kahn (library media specialist)and Lisa Valence (English language arts)have been given the Gale TEAMS Award for Middle School. This bi-annual award from Gale Cengage Learning and Library Media Connection recognizes three teacher and librarian teams in the US that have demonstrated an improvement in student achievement through collaborative lessons.
- Elizabeth Kahn (library media specialist) was selected as Region I Educator of the Year for 2011 by the Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE).
- Lisa Valence (English language arts and math) received a $660 grant from the Louisiana Quality in Science and Mathematics Council (QSM).
- Janell Simpson (science) was named a National Board Certified Teacher.
Alyssa Duffourc won the “Keep Your Eye on the Prize” essay contest for grades 8th-12th sponsored by the America’s Wetland Foundation. The school will receive $5,000 in grants for Ms. Angela Giffin’s classroom, earmarked for educational materials, equipment, and a school wetlands restoration project coordinated by the Foundation. Read Alyssa's essay.
Celia Zaeringer was selected as a trombone player for the District 6 High School Honor Band .
Nicholas Melara was selected as a trumpet player for the District 6 High School Honor Band .
Jeremy Burkhardt was selected as a trombone player for the District 6 Elementary School Honor Band .
Derick Pillai won both the individual and team competition in Algebra I at the Ben Franklin Mu Alpha Theta mathematics tournament.
Amy Olson and Shannon Vitrano were selected for the Louisiana All-State Academic Composite Volleyball Team. This team is comprised of 49 girls in the state and only four were selected from the greater New Orleans area.
Jeffery Prado was selected as the PFTSTA high school student of the year.
Kiara Horton was selected as the PFTSTA middle school student of the year.
Celia Zaeringer was named the third chair trombone in the 2011 Louisiana High School All State Concert Band.
Caitlin Mitchell attended the Summer Research Internship program sponsored by LSU Health Sciences Center . She won a second placeat the high school level for her 2011 Summer Research Internship Poster Session. Caitlin's project was titled: Segregation of a Translocation Involving Chromosomes 12 and 22 in a Family Ascertained Through a Child with Phelan-McDermid Syndrome. She completed her research under the mentorship of Dr. Katy Phelan at the Hayward Genetics Institute at Tulane University School of Medicine.
Semi-Finalists National Merit Scholarship Program: Amy Olson, Arlo Spear, and Dennis Tran
Pen Strokes is a literary competition held annually through JPPSS. Written pieces were submitted at the end of April 2011, and the literary magazine was published with the winners over the summer. PFTSTA was well represented by the following student winners:
- Alexandra Compagno
- Colin Bardwell
- Joshua Brown
- Derick Pillai
- Saraya Sibley
- Kayla Tarr
- Nick Dang
- Kenia Carvajal
- Jezzett Anderson
- Lorin Allen
- Jeffrey Prado
- Archit Shukla
- Dennis Tran
Download a complete list of 2011-2012 Awards and Honors (updated April 3, 2012)
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 school-wide learning outcomes in conjunction with a national network of educators on the forefront of project-based learning 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. Further, 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.
For a complete calendar of events visit our Google Calendar at: https://www.google.com/calendar/hosted/pftsta.jppss.k12.la.us/render?tab=mc&AuthEventSource=SSO or Echo
JEFFERSON PARISH PUBLIC SCHOOL CALENDAR 2011-2012