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Thibodaux Career and Technical High School




Message from the Principal

I would like to welcome you to David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy.  The 2015-16 school year is our fifth year as a school serving students and families in grades 6-12.  The vision of our school establishes a learning environment where children learn through self-discovery by gaining an understanding of the relevance of the content being taught.  This type of learning atmosphere empowers our students to become self-reliant learners and prepares them with college and career readiness skills to become productive citizens in our competitive world.

As you navigate through our website, I encourage you to explore the various learning pathways in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  Each of these learning pathways provides a rigorous curriculum supported by major corporations in each of the areas.  

In the past four years, the DTSMA family has shown tremendous academic growth, empowered our students to make a difference in the community, developed a positive school community, and achieved national recognition.   Our learning theme this year is "Refining our focus as we move from Good to Great while growing 5 school performance points."   Our plan to achieve this goal will be continuing with our  "Ready to Learn", "Ready to Teach", and Ready to "Lead" mindset for all families, staff and students in our David Thibodaux family.  We encourage our families to get involved in the school in order to gain a clear understanding of student, family, and staff roles to support our school theme.

The faculty and staff at David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy continue to be committed to serving our students on campus by:

  1. Providing an educational setting that is safe for all students.
  2. Gaining a clear understanding of the academic and emotional needs of our students.
  3. Providing educational opportunities that are both rigorous and follow Common Core State Standards.
  4. Providing instruction that is relevant to our students.
  5. Establishing and teaching academic and behavioral expectations of all students on campus.
  6. Developing educational plans that meet the learning needs of each student on campus.
  7. Working with families and community members to ensure our children have a wonderful educational experience at our school.


So, come visit us at DTSMA and experience an exciting learning adventure.


Jeff Debetaz, Principal