More about LSU Pathways

The LSU STEM Pathways program provides access to over 24 project-based middle and high school STEM courses as well as STEM modules for middle and elementary school grades.

Students who participate in the LSU Pathways curriculum can choose to take courses in one or more of the following subject areas:

  • Computing and Cybersecurity
  • Digital Design and Emergent Media
  • Environmental Protection and Sustainability
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Pre-Healthcare and Pre-Veterinary

All Pathways contain common themes, thus allowing students to transfer between Pathways up to their junior year.

  • Computational thinking, data management and analysis
  • Development of 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, and appropriate use of technology
  • Cultivation of acumen in areas that contribute to success in STEM-related fields such as research & analysis, innovation & creativity, and professional ethics

Students taking these courses can attain industry-promulgated credentials, university-issued certificates of course completion, and/or dual enrollment credit. Students who successfully complete 4 of the required courses in one Pathway will earn a Silver STEM Diploma Seal. Students will earn a Gold STEM Diploma Seal by satisfying the requirements for a Silver STEM Diploma Seal plus 4 additional Elective Gold Courses from the Qualifying Course List. Completion of a Pathway, which consists of 8 courses in a single subject area, will earn student either a career-tech diploma or an enhanced university prep-diploma.

STEM endorsement brochure accessible version
LSU Dual Enrollment brochure accessible version

The statewide rollout of the LSU STEM Certification Pathways is a joint effort of the Louisiana Department of Education, Liberty Magnet High School, and faculty from Louisiana State University’s Gordon A. Cain Center for STEM Literacy, College of Engineering, College of Science, School of Art, School of Music, and the LSU Center for Computation & Technology.

Who Does LSU STEM Pathways?

In 2023-24, we are serving 101 schools who are offering high school and middle school LSU STEM Pathway courses. To see current participating schools, click the dropdown.

View 2023-24 school list

  • Alfred M. Barbe High School
  • Amite High Magnet
  • Baker Middle School
  • Bastrop High School
  • Baton Rouge Magnet High School
  • Beau Chene High School
  • Belaire High School
  • Benjamin Franklin High School
  • Bluff Middle School
  • Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School
  • Bossier PS for Technology & Innovative Learning
  • Breaux Bridge High School
  • Broadmoor Senior High School
  • Capitol Middle School
  • Central High School
  • Central Middle School
  • College and Careers Center
  • Delhi Charter School
  • Delta Charter School MST
  • Denham Springs High School STEM and Robotics Center
  • Denham Springs Junior High School
  • Dutchtown High School
  • Dutchtown Middle School
  • East Ascension High School
  • East Feliciana High School
  • East Feliciana Middle School
  • East Iberville Elementary/High School
  • Einstein Charter High School at Sarah Towles Reed
  • Eunice High School
  • F. K. White Middle School
  • Franklinton High School
  • General Trass High School
  • Glasgow Middle School
  • Glen Oaks Senior High School
  • Gonzales Middle School
  • Grace King High School
  • Hammond High Magnet School
  • Haynes Academy School for Advanced Studies
  • Helix Mentorship STEAM Academy
  • IDEA Bridge
  • Independence High Magnet
  • Iowa High School
  • Istrouma High School
  • Jefferson Terrace Elementary School
  • Juban Parc Junior High School
  • Kenilworth Science and Technology Charter School
  • Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy
  • LA School for Ag Science
  • Lafayette Christian Academy
  • Lake Charles Boston Academy
  • Lake Elementary School
  • Leesville High School
  • Liberty High School
  • Linwood Public Charter School
  • Livingston Collegiate Academy
  • Lord Beaconsfield Landry High School
  • Louisiana Key Academy
  • Lowery Middle School
  • Madison High School
  • Madison Preparatory Academy
  • Mayfair Laboratory School
  • McKinley Middle Magnet School
  • McKinley Senior High School
  • MSA East
  • New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics HS
  • New Orleans Military & Maritime Academy
  • North Central High School
  • Northeast High School
  • Northwest High School
  • Park Forest Middle School
  • Park Ridge Academic Magnet School
  • Parkview Baptist School
  • Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy
  • Pine School
  • Pointe Coupee SMA
  • Ponchatoula High School
  • Port Barre High School
  • Prairieville Middle School
  • Scotlandville Magnet High School
  • Sherwood Middle Academic Academy
  • Southeast Middle School
  • Southside Junior High School
  • St. Amant High School
  • St. Amant Middle School
  • St. John the Baptist SMA
  • St. Martinville Junior High School
  • St. Martinville Senior High School
  • St. Mary’s Dominican High School
  • Sulphur High School
  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies
  • University Lab High
  • University Lab Middle
  • Vinton High School
  • Washington/Marion Magnet High School
  • West Feliciana High School
  • West St. John Elementary School (K-7)
  • West St. John High School
  • Westdale Middle School
  • Westside Junior High School
  • Winnfield High School
  • Woodlawn High School
  • Woodlawn Middle School
  • Zachary High School

This image shows that in 2023-24, LSU STEM Pathways enrolled 204 teachers, 101 schools, 40 districts, and offered 30 courses. There were over 9,900 students enrolled. This is a gif that has 6 slides each displayed for 2 seconds.  Each slide shows a map of Louisiana and the parishes that are offering STEM pathway courses in each year from  2016-17 to 2022-23 are varying shades of yellow. 17/18: 8, 18/19: 26, 19/20: 39, 20/21: 54 21/22: 71, 22/23: 121 anticipated.
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2022-2023 STEM Pathways enrollment data graphic
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Why Be a Part of LSU STEM Pathways?

School districts, teachers, and students all benefit from participating in LSU Pathways.

  • School districts receive additional CTE/CDF funding, earn accountability points for industry-based certifications and dual enrollment credit, and bolster their strength of diploma and interests & opportunities indices.
  • Teachers discover new ways to engage their students and earn STEM certifications for expanded career options, including graduate certification opportunities.
  • Students obtain access to exciting material and earn a state- approved STEM seal on their school diploma, which enhances their post-graduation career and educational opportunities, including LSU scholarships.

LSU STEM Pathways pamphlet accessible version