STREAM at MCA
Mount Carmel Academy is the first high school in New Orleans to earn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Certification by Cognia (a merger of AdvancED and Measured Progress). This achievement is a mark of distinction and excellence only offered to highly effective institutions that have successfully integrated STEM education. Learn more.
Our students learn by doing. They reflect on problems big and small, local and global, tangible and intangible. They work together and develop plans. They bring their ideas to life and then discover ways to improve.
Mount Carmel forms lifelong learners through a holistic, forward-thinking, and faith-inspired education. We are proud to be Cognia STEM Certified, but we believe that religion and art (musical, visual, and literary) are of equal importance. STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) serves as an extension of STEM.
Project-based learning and the Cubs Create Design Cycle were introduced at Mount Carmel Academy in 2016 as a way for students to learn by doing through an organized, creative, and collaborative process.
The Cubs Create Design Cycle utilizes six stages for tackling complex, real-world problems. Learn more.
The Design Cycle at Work
Equipped with 16 MakerBot Replicator 3D printers and an engraver/laser cutter, the mission of the Phyllis M. Taylor Maker Lab is to provide a space where students from all academic mediums are encouraged to collaborate, innovate, and create. Ideas come to life and learning is enhanced in this creative environment. Learn more.