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If you would like to receive email communications from school, including newsletters, daily Paw Prints, messages from the administration, special announcements, etc., please use this link to subscribe to our list. NOTE: Even if you received emails last year, you will need to subscribe to receive emails this year. Once you submit the form, you will be emailed a confirmation and you will be asked to verify your subscription.

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Trouble using 81010? Try texting @taylortext to (504) 264-5522 instead.

Parental Involvement

As a school participating in Title I under the ESEA, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy works to ensure parental involvement through regular, meaningful communication with parents involving student academic learning and other school activities. Our school parental involvement policies, Compact for Student Success, Parents' Right to Know, and LDE Complaint Procedures can be found in the documents below:

2017-2018 Supply Lists

Friends of PFTSTA

Friends of Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy is a tax exempt, non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to raise funds for the school, through collaboration with the school, parents, and community businesses and organizations.


All parents are invited and encouraged to join the Patrick F. Taylor PTO. The PTO hosts parent meetings and social gatherings, coordinates fundraisers for the school, and keeps parents informed of events and activities throughout the school year.

Friends of PFTSTA Board Members

Sandra Schowalter
Vice President
Mark Schexnayder
Jodi Wittliff
Louann Dugas
Member at Large
Mark Schexnayder
Member at Large
Darlene Brown
Member at Large
Patricia Morrow
Ex-Officio Members
Jaime Zapico, Principal
Tamara Fryer, Co-op President

PTO Board Members

Maria Thomas
President Elect
Cristi Martinez
Vice President
Linda Parker
Kris Babin and Tamie Dufrene
Recording Secretary
Allison Danner
Corresponding Secretary
Heidi Schexnayder
Past President
Tamara Fryer
High School Reps
Tina Scheurer and Christine Henderson
Middle School Reps
Kathy Klutz and Rogene Alexander
Members at Large
Chance Folse and Tam Tran

Contact Friends of PFTSTA

The easiest way to contact FOPFTSTA is to send an email to: friendsofpatricktaylor@gmail.com

Visit our Facebook page at: facebook.com/friendsofpatricktayloracademy


The easiest way to contact PFTSTA PTO is to send an email to: pftstacoop@gmail.com

Visit the school's Facebook page at:


Echo (New Tech Network's Learning Management System) is Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy's online portal. This provides access to your child's grades 24 hours a day. please make sure you are checking your child’s grades on Echo on a regular basis. Need Help with Echo? Try the Echo Help Center for Parents and Observers.

Parent Information

Summer Reading information, as well as the Bring Your Own Device Program (BYOD/T) policy, and other school documents, are available for download on the School Forms page. Parents may also want to check out the Student Handbook, Course Catalog, and the LDOE Family Support Toolbox.

Stay Connected

Would you like to know what's taking place at PFTSTA daily? Please use this link to subscribe to our list to subscribe to Paw Prints, our daily "news email". You can also follow the directions above to get news and updates via text. Finally, don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook

ASA Information

Applications for ASA admissions testing for the 2018-2019 school year will become available on Friday, September 22, 2017. The window for submitting applications for ASA admissions testing for the 2018-2019 school year will open at 8:00 am on Monday, September 25, 2017 and will close at noon on Friday, October 20, 2017. Visit the JPPSS ASA Admissions page for more information regarding the admission process.