Started in 1966 and incorporated as a non-profit in 2010, the New Orleans Academic Games League inspires students to become critical thinkers through friendly competition in challenging mathematics, language arts, and social studies games.
Almost 300 students in Grades 4 through 12 from over 20 schools in the Greater New Orleans metro area compete in the New Orleans Academic Games League each school year. Competitions are open to all schools and individuals.
Ambassador Society is a group of St. Augustine High School scholars, who demonstrate exemplary leadership skills and academic excellence. These young men are charged with a high level of commitment to represent the school's student life on all fronts. Campus visits, commune presentations and group representation are among the daily assignments required as a member of Ambassador Society.
MISSION: Our mission is to provide art club members with an opportunity to express their individuality through the creation of artworks through various mediums,while also giving back to our New Orleans community, school, and others.
We’ve worked on a few projects throughout the community such as The Cheek Law Firm, Green Light New Orleans, 912 Studio, and more. Our art club has also been featured in galleries such as Studio BE and YAYA Inc. Gallery.
The Campus Ministry office supports the spiritual development of every St. Augustine student, and helps the school fulfill its mission of creating men of personal integrity and responsible citizenship.
The Campus Ministry program acts as the “heartbeat” of St. Augustine High School, providing opportunities for students to seek and encounter God and His love for them, as well as to respond to that love through lives of faith and service.
As students journey through their years at St. Augustine, the Campus Ministry Department seeks to help foster each student’s personal and spiritual growth. Working alongside lay faculty, Campus Ministry provides students with numerous faith-filled opportunities to help build and strengthen their relationship with God and one another. School Masses, retreats, service learning, and more give students the chance to be a part of Christ’s love in action.
We offer a unique and challenging opportunity through which students and staff deepen their understanding of themselves and their faith as Christians. We are respectful of the religious and moral growth of all students of all faiths. We try to meet each student where they are on their personal faith journey, and we hope to enable each student to develop a deep and lasting relationship with God.
At St. Augustine we create an environment where students minister to each other. Peer ministry is offered through liturgical roles, retreat leadership, and peer mentoring in conjunction with faith leaders. Students are always welcome to stop by and spend time in the Campus Ministry office located on the second floor of the main building.
Our award-winning Film & Media Crew is one of the shining gems at St. Augustine High School. Our scholars learn the finite details of Media Arts and Broadcast Journalism. Because membership in this group is highly coveted, every prospect must fill out the associated form to be considered for membership.
The St. Augustine Marching One Hundred is most widely known for its performance during half-time at the Purple Knight football games. The Hundred has performed at the New Orleans Saints Games, Tulane University half-time, and in the famed Rex Parade. It is strictly a precision drill organization. In fact, the Marching Hundred claims to be the band that put the word marching back into marching bands and brought soul music to the football field. The Hundred receives invitations to all Carnival Parades.
Traditionally, the final 128 members of the Marching Hundred are chosen from a group of approximately 200, after a one month band camp in July and August. The Marching Hundred bandsman is a peculiar mixture of music and marching. He has to be able to play his music while marching with a precise, definite step. All field show music must be memorized. In 1970, the Marching Hundred increased from exactly One Hundred Members (1960) to One Hundred Twenty-Eight (1970) to accommodate the increasing desire of students to be in the band and for artistic reasons. Even though the band usually uses 128 members, the now familiar Marching Hundred titles are retained.
The 1976 season brought even newer adventures to the Hundred - an all-expenses paid invitation to Atlanta to play for the Falcons of the NFL. Although this was not the first invitation the Hundred had received, it was the first in terms of finances. The Hundred receives many invitations to travel, but has to decline them because of funding and the size of the group.
The St. Augustine High School Band has been awarded superior ratings for the past 30 years by such organizations as The Louisiana Music Educators Association, The Louisiana Interscholastic Athletic and Literacy Organization, The National Catholic Music Educators Association and The Deep South Marching Contest. It was the first band to integrate Mardi Gras by participating in the Krewe of Rex Parade in 1967.
In recent years, The Marching Hundred has become the most written about high school band in the nation. Articles and/or pictures have appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Sports Illustrated, the Clarion Herald, Time Magazine, Louisiana Weekly, Times-Picayune, The New Yorker, Harvest, Gambit Magazine, Where Y' at Magazine, and others.
In 1981, The Hundred received the Mayor's Arts Council Award, the first high school band to receive such an award.
The Marching Hundred has performed for no less than eight (8) Presidents of the United States and has appeared in several television commercials. Other television appearances were made throughout the years. The Hundred performed in numerous spots in no less than three (3) movies in past years. The most recent appearance was in the movie "BIG EASY" which was released in 1987. It also appeared in a number of television news shows including Good Morning America and The Nightly News. The band has performed with the nationally known musical group Maze featuring Frankie Beverly at the Essence Festival (2009).
The Hundred has been honored to perform for historic events in our Great City of New Orleans. In 1984, The Hundred was the official Band to open the World's Fair. In 1987, the Hundred was the only New Orleans Band to perform for the Papal visit to our city. The Hundred performed for the 2002 Rose Bowl Parade and the 2004 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Marching Hundred is under the direction of Ray Johnson, assisted by Shawn Ruffins. The Color Guard is under the direction of Donald Nevue and the Developmental trainer is Byron Bernard (The Voice of the Marching 100). The new edition to the Marching 100 Unit is The Golden Hearts Dance team under the direction of Tamika Jett, assisted by Paris Rayfield and Jacobi Bailey. The Band Videographer is Keith Picot.
The Band Staff also consists of Alumni of various years; Dr. Brice Miller, Reginald White, Daryl Brooks, Emmanuel Hudson, Kerry Lewis, Darryl McKinney, Dwayne Brown, Don Cunningham, John Cannon IV, and Kurt Brunus (Jazz Ensemble).