U-High is the first school in Louisiana to be authorized to offer the IB Diploma Program. The first diploma class begins IB courses the fall of 2001. These students are pictured below as seniors in 2003.
The U-High Golf Team begins a decade of dominance with the girls winning overall state championship.
U-High Basketball Team wins state championship.
Girls’ and Boys’ golf teams win state championship.
Wade Smith, Ph.D., becomes University Laboratory School’s Superintendent.
U-High boys’ basketball team wins state championship.
2004 and 2005
Girls’ golf wins state championship.
The University Laboratory School Foundation kicks off its first capital campaign for the Future of Effective Education and raises funds by December 2004 to initiate renovations for the existing campus.
School enrollment is up to 830.
Bond monies make possible the groundbreaking of a new elementary wing, which allows K-12 enrollment of the University Laboratory School to reach its maximum of 1,300 students. The High School academic wing re-opens with a special celebration August 7. The Future of Effective Education Campaign has raised more than $3 million at this point and eventually reaches a $5 million goal to renovate and construct remaining areas of need, such as the auditorium and gymnasium.
School uniforms are required.
2006 and 2007
Girls’ and boys’ golf teams win state championships.
The U-High gymnasium burns down.
The renovated auditorium reopens.
The renovated gymnasium reopens.
A new K-5th grade playground is established.
Concurrent enrollment with LSU begins.
Boys’ golf wins state championship
Courtyard renovations begin.
Construction begins on a new gymnasium.
The Corporation Canal is covered, providing much need land
The Capital Campaign exceeds the $5 million goal and raises $6.5 million.
Restroom and concessions are added to the Cub Complex.
Band hall and choir room renovations begin.
Artificial turf is installed along the now covered Corporation Canal.
The new gym opens.
Enrollment is 1,338.
The graduating class includes 94 students.
The teacher/student ratio is 1:23.
784 computers, including wireless mobile laptop carts containing 24 computers each, are purchased
Computer/student ratio is 1:7.
Girls’ tennis team wins state championship for sixth time in a row.
University Laboratory School athletics move up to Division 3A.
The football team finishes second in the state after an undefeated regular and playoff season until the championship game against John Curtis High School of New Orleans.
University High School Volleyball Team makes it to state semi-finals.
University High School Soccer boys and girls also compete in the state playoffs, both teams making it to the quarter finals.
University High School boys’ and girls’ basketball sweep the state tournament, both winning championships, the fifth for the boys and the first for the girls.
University High School girls’ golf, pictured below, wins state championship.