Welcome to Scotlandville Pre-Engineering Magnet Academy (SPEMA). We are delighted that your parents/guardians are giving us the opportunity to provide you with a rewarding educational experience. We are glad YOU are here.
Our SPEMA core values are reflected in the acronym R.A.I.S.E.: Respect – everyone has the right to safety and dignity at school; speak to each other with calmness, politeness and civility. Accountability – holding ourselves accountable for our actions and always striving to be our best selves. Integrity – being driven by honesty and a clear moral compass always striving to do the right thing. Spirit of Excellence – striving for excellence in academics, athletics, and artistic pursuits. These values translate into providing our students a safe and challenging learning environment where our scholars are encouraged to master the skills they need to be successful now and in the future.
Our goal is to provide a wide range of experiences while building strong relationships between school, home, and community. I hope you will engage with us and continue the legacy of excellence that has been set forth at SPEMA. SPEMA scholars are Successful, Talented, Amazing, Loyal, Limitless, Intelligent, Outstanding and Noble. Show your STALLION Pride everyday and together we will have a GREAT year!
Jannette Davis, Principal
SPEMA offers a robust STEAM curriculum. Our scholars are exposed to 21st century concepts that require critical thinking skills. In addition to the core subjects, scholars have the opportunity to experience expansive elective offerings in technology – robotics, coding, game design, engineering design and multimedia productions; the arts – dance, art, ceramics, and band; non-traditional courses – agriscience and graphic design; and high school credit courses – Algebra I, Geometry, Spanish, Art I, Keyboarding, Keyboarding Applications, and Quest for Success.
SPEMA has a legacy of excellence. It is the first dedicated STEAM middle magnet school in East Baton Rouge Parish and the only Nationally Certified STEAM themed school in the state of Louisiana. It has received five national recognitions, over $150,000 in grants, developed numerous business partnerships, received top honors in national competitions, won athletic championships, and used the technology gained from engineering to impact the community (redesigning a car, creating prosthetic hands, and providing food from our garden).
My goal as principal is to assist in helping our scholars navigate through a fast paced and ever-changing world. I hope that by providing enriching educational opportunities and a strong partnership with parents, we can guide our scholars to success as well as sustain and build on the SPEMA legacy. Your continued support is crucial to the success of our scholars and school.