English / AP English Teacher in New Orleans

Collegiate Academies is the first charter management organization in New Orleans to focus solely on high schools. Collegiate Academies believes that, even as late as high school, traditionally underserved students can achieve college success and pursue the lives and dreams of their choosing.

To see us in action, watch this video.

Our Three Schools

Sci Academy, our founding high school, opened its doors in 2008 with just a 9th grade. This past year, that founding class graduated from Sci. When they entered, they performed on average at a 4.5 grade level in both reading and math. Upon graduation, 94% of them were accepted into a 4-year college or university. Sci Academy has graduated two classes and is working on its 3rd this year.

That is our goal: to make college success a reality for scholars, no matter how old they are or what their levels are. There are many high school programs around the country working to close the gap that have feeder middle schools. But there are virtually no examples of schools that are closing the gap starting in the 9th grade.

We believe in a growth mindset – that it is never too late to start the path to college success. This year, our two new schools, Carver Prep and Carver Collegiate, will be adding a 10th grade after posting some of the highest scores in the city on the Algebra I End of Course Exam. Scholars there are already on the path towards college success!

English / AP English Teacher at Sci Academy

What we value

To learn more about the things that we value, click on the links below. They will take you to our website where you can read more!

Quotes from our community

“Here all the barriers and frustrations you feel in a traditional school are removed by the phenomenal leadership, the teamwork of the staff, and the hard work of the students. Here you can focus on true achievement.” – Margo Bouchie, Sci Academy Team Member

“I like Sci Academy because it prepares you more than enough to go to any college you want.” – Rinata Williams, Sci Academy 10th grade scholar, future NYU graduate- Class of 2016


The biggest reward we could ask for is our scholars being successful in college. Our first graduating class is attending college all over the state of Louisiana and the country. Examples include Grambling State University, University of New Orleans, Louisiana State University, Tulane University, Amherst College, Wesleyan University, Smith College, and Middlebury College. In addition, we have been named one of six groundbreaking American schools by the Oprah Winfrey Show and have been featured in The Times-Picayune, Dallas Morning News, Good Morning America, GOOD Magazine, and Teach Like A Champion, by Doug Lemov.

How to apply

Send your resume and a cover letter to the Director of Human Capital, Soraya Verjee, at humancapital@collegiateacademies.org.

New Orleans, Louisiana
Collegiate Academies
Soraya Verjee

5552 Read Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70127, United States