On behalf of the SPEMA faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you to Scotlandville Pre-Engineering Middle Magnet.
We are dedicated to providing our students with a safe learning environment, challenging our students to reach their potential, and helping students master skills needed to be successful. Our goal is to ensure a broad range of experiences while building a strong relationship between school, home, and community.
We are glad you are here and we hope your time at SPEMA will be rewarding, educational, and enjoyable. We have set forth regulations, which govern SPEMA students to ensure that every student has a safe and positive educational experience. We are proud of our school and the opportunities we have for our students. I hope you share in our pride and develop that Stallion spirit. Together, we will have a great year!
- Shalika Scott, Principal
As the Principal, I have been tasked with establishing the first dedicated STEAM middle school magnet program in East Baton Rouge Parish. Since becoming the Principal, the school has received five national recognitions, over $150,000.00 in grants to enhance the theme, moved the school to a B letter grade with an increase in over 20 School Performance Score points, and developed partnerships with over 25 business partners. The school is the only Nationally Certified STEAM themes school in the state of Louisiana.
With a robust STEAM curriculum, the students are exposed to 21st century concepts that require use of critical thinking skills. Students take traditional and non-traditional courses such as forensic science, ceramics, and graphic design. Students also enroll in technology courses such as: Game Design, Multimedia Productions, and Business Computer Applications. Since technology classes are the foundation to other components of our program, a 1-to-1 Chromebook Initiative has been implemented. Developed under my leadership, a leveled engineering program has been established with students taking Robotics I, Green Architecture and Design, Marine Robotics, and Audio Engineering to name a few. The school also has a variety of courses to promote students’ artistic abilities. The art programs have received top honors at the Apollo Theatre and Disney World. Most importantly, the students have the opportunity to take multiple high school credit courses. For the past three years, we’ve had over 90 percent of our students leave with at least 3 high school credits with some of them having enough credits to be classified as a sophomore.
My accomplishments include being the only STEAM-themed Nationally Certified Magnet School in East Baton Rouge Parish. I was named a “District Hero” by the Superintendent. This honor was a result of implementing the Flying Classroom STEM curriculum that led to students creating a prosthetic hand for my functional use.