Mission Statement


The mission of the Scotlandville Magnet High Freshman Academy is to provide the fundamental steps for a successful transition into high school and encourage life-long learning by maximizing student potential through a variety of educational and social opportunities to meet the needs of all students presented in a culturally positive, emotionally safe, and physically secure environment.

Statement of Beliefs


We must educate all students because education is necessary for personal success and healthy development;

Learning must be rigorous, relevant, and life-long;

We can empower all students to take an active role in a personalized learning experience while holding students accountable for their choices, actions, and learning;

Career education leads to motivated, productive individuals;

Positive attitudes are contagious;

The freshman academy is an essential step to the successful completion of high school;

Small learning communities create an environment that fosters school pride, loyalty, and ownership;

Parents and the community must be involved in the educational process;

The personal character and social development of students can and must be fostered at school;

People learn in a variety of ways recognizing that there are multiple intelligences; and

Diversity with teamwork creates and strengthens a healthy community.

Darren Clark

Administrative Dean, 

Freshman Academy Coordinator



Kylon Wishom


Dean of Discipline



Scotlandville Magnet High School

9870 Scotland Avenue 

Baton Rouge, LA 70807   

​Tel: 225-775-3715

​Fax: 225-775-0325

Photo Credits: SMHS Yearbook Staff

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