OneApp allows families to apply to up to 8 participating schools of their choice, anywhere across the city.
Find an Early Childhood Program
Explore all publicly funded early childhood care and education providers in Orleans Parish to find programs important to your family.
NOLA-PS , in partnership with Agenda for Children serves more than 150 public schools, non-public schools, Type III early learning centers, Early Head Start centers and Head Start centers—that serve more than 5,500 publicly funded birth to five-year-old children.
Find a K12 School
Selecting the right school for your child can be one of the most important and often overwhelming decisions a family makes. School Finder offers a dashboard glimpse into each school, fast facts, program highlights and a link to each schools’ website.
Hardship Transfers Begin
Hardship Transfers begin after October 1st for parents interested in transferring students from one OneApp participating school to another OneApp participating school. Parents can request this transfer through April 1st , during the 2021/2022 school year.
Hardship transfers must meet outlined criteria for approval. Parents must prove that their request falls into one of the four hardship categories.
Parents will meet with schools to discuss and resolve concerns prior to submitting the Hardship Transfer Request. If a resolution can not be established, the school will work with the parent to fill out the Hardship Transfer form.
Please ensure that the request has been filled completely and accompanied with supporting documentation to avoid any processing delays. Hardship Transfer Requests and Supporting documents are submitted by the school and a completed copy should be provided to the parent/ guardian at the conclusion of the conference.
Submissions must include the correct contact information for the parent/gaurdian for cases that require follow-up discussions. Hardship Transfer decisions are made by The Transitions Team at NOLA Public Schools.
Open Enrollment for early childhood 2021-2022
Open Enrollment is the late enrollment process for Early Childhood families (6 weeks – 4 years old) who are new to the city, new to public schools, or wish to transfer to a new school for this school year.
Families of children K-12 who are new to the district will need to enroll in a a school in-person only at any one of three Family Resource Centers around the city. Parents must bring ID to receive service and are reminded to bring all necessary documents needed for enrollment. Our Family Resource Centers will be open from 8:30 am- 3 pm at the following locations:
OPSB Central Office 2401 Westbend Pkwy New Orleans, La 70114
Mahalia Jackson Elementary 2405 Jackson Ave New Orleans, La 70113
IDEA Oscar Dunn 12000 Hayne Blvd New Orleans, La 70128
All three of our centers will be following COVID safety precautions to keep families, students, and staff safe. All visitors will be required to wear a mask. When families sign in, they can opt to wait in the waiting room or in their vehicle. Families will be notified via text or by phone when it is their turn to be serviced. Due to capacity limitations, we are requesting that there be only 2 people maximum per family.
Families seeking infant to Pre-K 4 placements will follow the same virtual OPEN ENROLLMENT process currently in place. (See Open Enrollment info below)
Upcoming FRC closures:
October 8 (Closed all day for Professional Development)
October 15 Opens at 11 am due to All Staff Meeting
Family Resource Center
The NOLA-PS Family Resource Center are currently open for in-person services daily 8:30am – 3:00pm.
FRC @ Nola-PS Central Office 2401 Westbend
Parkway New Orleans, La 70114
N.O. East Location
FRC @ IDEA Oscar Dunn 12000 Haynes Blvd
New Orleans, La 70128
Mahalia Jackson Location
2405 Jackson Ave New Orleans, La 70113