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. Commitments and goals are expressed in school-wide learning outcomes (SWLO), a set of goals for learning valued by all members of the academic community. Academic rigor requires both student and parent commitment to intellectual curiosity through critical thinking. A culture of respect acknowledges the importance and value of each individual within our school community. Responsibility necessitates that each student participates fully in the school culture and curriculum designed to accomplish school-wide learning outcomes. (#2 Best Public High School for STEM in Louisiana -Niche 2017).