Please Note the Family Resource Centers have reduced hours and services from March 13-March 17


Enrollment Overview

New Orleans has a unique school system where 100% of our schools are public charter schools. Even though charter schools are managed by individual Charter Management Organizations (CMOs), the district manages enrollment and applications to all NOLA-PS schools through a unified enrollment system.

The NOLA-PS enrollment system includes Type 1 & Type 3 schools, which are authorized locally by the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB), and Type 2 schools, which are authorized by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE).

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Families who enter the city or school system on or after October 1 may enroll into open seats on a first-come, first-served basis. Placements will be made at Family Resource Centers, based on seat availability. With a handful of exceptions, all schools with an available seat are expected to welcome new students who join NOLA-PS during the school year.

In order to receive a school placement, families new to the system must provide parent/guardian identification, proof of residency, child’s birth certificate, and most recent report card.

K-12 Main Round

NOLA Public Schools provides students and families with the opportunity to choose a school that best suits their interests and needs through the unified enrollment process, both through the annual NOLA-PS Common Application Process (NCAP) and the year-round enrollment process.

The unified enrollment process offers students the opportunity to easily access all participating schools using a centralized process. Families who need a school for the current school year are able to enroll immediately into an available seat.  Families seeking a new school for the next school year participate in the NCAP. 

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Mid-Year Transfers

Between October 1 and April 1, students are not permitted to transfer between schools only because of preference. When a NOLA-PS student needs to change schools mid-year, the family submits a Hardship Transfer Request or Accelerated Transfer Request.

The Hardship Transfer Categories & Requirements (Espanol) document outlines eligible hardship transfer reasons with brief descriptions and requirements for supporting documentation.
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