Open Enrollment for Early Childhood Seats is Now Available. K-12 Open Enrollment begins July 11th.

The location and method of verification depends on the program eligibility and priority status verification requirements.  Families may be asked to verify online, at a Family Resource Center, or directly at the school. Specific locations for verification are provided in the sections below for each category and/or school The deadline to verify is January 28, 2022. Students must be verified to have all priorities applied and/or ranked schools included during the match process. 

  • Sibling Priority applies for students ranking a high demand school where a student already has a sibling enrolled. Families must provide proof, such as Birth Certificates, verifying students are related before NOLA-PS can apply sibling priority during the match process. 
  • Economically Disadvantaged Priority is provided by some schools and programs. Families must submit proof of income to verify the student meets the eligibility criteria to receive this priority during the match process.

  1. Language Proficiency: Students applying to schools that include a significant amount of instruction in a foreign language (Spanish or French) may be required to take a language assessment or demonstrate past enrollment in an aligned foreign language immersion school or program. Families test and verify directly at the school(s). 
  2. Academic Requirements: Students applying to academic requirement school(s) must schedule and complete an academic assessment at each school to determine if the student is eligible to enroll at the school. If the student does not meet eligibility requirements, these schools will not be included in the student’s preferred school rankings during the match process. 
  3. Scholarship Eligibility: Families applying to a scholarship program or school must submit income and residency documents to verify the student meets the eligibility criteria for participation in the scholarship program.  
  4. Early Childhood Eligibility: Students (Birth – PK4) enrolling in a school or center for the first time will verify income, residency and age. Families that meet income limits for our Head Start programs will complete additional steps with our Head Start partners. A Head Start representative will reach out to conduct the family interview and support families submitting additional Head Start required documents. 

The NCAP empowers parents with choice, allowing families the option to keep siblings together at the same school or choose different schools for their children based on each child’s individual interests and needs. The NCAP prioritizes placement of siblings because families often want all their children to attend the same school together. 

For most schools, sibling verification is not required and the sibling who is applying to school is automatically linked to the sibling who already attends the school. However, for some high demand schools, sibling verification must be completed prior to the match to ensure that the student receives this priority during the match process.  

There are two kinds of situations that may require Sibling Verification:  

  • Sibling Priority: ONE student is applying to a school where their sibling already attends 
  • Family Link: MULTIPLE siblings are applying to school and want to be placed together at the same school during the match process 

Sibling verification is completed by submitting documentation to the school where one sibling already attends. The documentation verifies that two siblings are related and ensures that the sibling who is applying receives the sibling priority. 

Sibling Priority is how the NCAP keeps siblings together when a parent/guardian applies for ONE child to attend a school where their sibling is already enrolled. After the applying student’s sibling status is verified at the school where the sibling is enrolled, then the student will receive this priority for the school in the match process. This means that the applying student will be placed in line ahead of students who do not have a sibling priority. The student will have an advantage of getting matched with any available seats, so the student can be at the same school as the sibling. 

 

For sibling priority to work, the enrolled siblings must be scheduled to remain enrolled in the school for the coming school year. For example, if my younger sibling is applying to Kindergarten at the K-8 school where I am an 8th grader, my sibling will not receive priority for my school (since I will not be attending that K-8 school next year). However, if I am a 6th grader at a K-8 school and I am planning to stay at the school for 7th grade next year, my sibling will receive priority for kindergarten, if our family completes the sibling verification process by the deadline. 

School Name  Sibling Priority Verification 
Akili Academy of New Orleans  Please contact the school for more information. 
Alice M. Harte Charter School  In Person: You may drop off documents between the hours of 9:00am to 1:00pm at the front office. 
Audubon Charter School (All Programs)  Electronically: In order to verify siblings for Audubon, please complete this google form. On the form, you will be required to upload a copy of the birth certificate for the child applying as well as the sibling that is currently attending Audubon.
 

Please do not come to the school to bring documents. Verification is done online only. If you have any questions about verification, please contact the Admissions office at admissions@auduboncharter.com or by phone at (504) 324-7112. 

Benjamin Franklin Elementary Mathematics and Science School  In Person: Copies of documents for applicants in PreK - 8th grade may be dropped off at the security desk or office located on our main campus at 1116 Jefferson Avenue New Orleans, Louisiana 70115 between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm Monday - Friday. Please submit copies of the documents in a sealed, labeled envelope with the note - ATTENTION - Mrs. J. Blackwell on the front of the envelope. Be sure to include your contact information - email address or phone number - in the envelope as well. Mrs. Blackwell will confirm receipt of the documentation or notify you of additional paperwork required. No paperwork submitted will be returned to you. 

Copies of documents for applicants in PreK - 8th grade may be submitted through a currently enrolled sibling in a sealed envelope with the applicant's name and grade level along with the sibling's name on the front of the sealed envelope to the office located on our main campus at 1116 Jefferson Avenue New Orleans, Louisiana 70115. 

Bricolage Academy  In Person: Documents can be dropped off at Bricolage Academy in the front office between the hours of 10am to 2pm ONLY. Please submit the documents in a sealed envelope and label the envelope " Attention Admissions/ Sibling Verification". Also please include a note that states the name and grade level of the sibling that is currently enrolled at Bricolage Academy. 
OR
Electronically: Documents can be sent electronically to: registration@bricolagenola.org. If you send your documents via email in the subject line of the email please include "Sibling Verification Documents". Also please include in the body of the email the name and grade level of the sibling that is currently enrolled at Bricolage Academy. 
Edna Karr High School  In Person: Required documents can be submitted directly to the school's main office. Hours of retrieval will be Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m- 3:00 p.m. Please be sure to have your copies of documents upon your arrival. 
Edward Hynes Charter School - Lakeview (All Programs)   In Person: Sibling verification takes place in person at the school site between the hours of 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Parents/guardians must bring the following documents:
• A copy of the currently enrolled child(ren)’s birth certificate
• A copy of the new applicant’s birth certificate
• The new applicant’s OneApp number 
Edward Hynes Charter School - UNO (All Programs)  In Person: Sibling verification takes place in person at the school site between the hours of 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Parents/guardians must bring the following documents: 
• A copy of the currently enrolled child(ren)’s birth certificate 
• A copy of the new applicant’s birth certificate 
• The new applicant’s OneApp number 
Eleanor McMain Secondary School  In Person: Families may drop off documents Monday - Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to the security desk. 
OR
Electronically: Families may email documents to Melissa.smith@inspirenolaschools.org. Please include your name, your student's name, and the name of their sibling who is a current student. 
International School of Louisiana (All Programs)  Electronically: Sibling verification documents may be sent via email to the Admissions Department at Admissions@isl-edu.org. Please contact the Admissions office if you have any questions or need an alternate method of submitting the required documents. 
Lake Forest Elementary Charter School  Please contact the school for more information. 
Lusher Charter School  Please contact the school for more information. 
Lycee Francais de la Nouvelle-Orleans (LFNO)  In-Person: Please drop off documents in a sealed envelope labeled "Sibling Verification" with the front office at the Patton Campus (5951 Patton Street) during office hours- 8am-4pm. 
OR 
Electronically: You may scan and email documents with the subject line "Sibling Verification" to admissions@lfno.org. 
Morris Jeff Community School  In Person: Sibling verification documents for students entering PK4 through 8th grade may be dropped off at the Lopez Campus, 211 S. Lopez St., New Orleans, LA 70119, during school hours. Sibling verification documents for students entering 9th through 12th grade may be dropped off at the Clark Campus, 1301 N. Derbigny St., New Orleans, LA 70116, during school hours.

Sibling verification documents may be sent to the school with a current student. The documents should be placed in an envelope addressed to Front Office, Sibling Verification. Please include a note with the names of the current student and the applying student. You will also need to include a contact name and phone number and/or email address so that we can confirm with you the receipt of the documents.
OR 
Electronically: Sibling verification documents for PK4 - 12th may be emailed to rsintes@morrisjeffschool.org. Please note the names of the current students and applying students in the email. 

New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy  In Person: Please drop off documents at the school's main front office at 425 O'Bannon St. New Orleans. La 70114. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. 
OR  

Electronically: Scan and email documents to registration@nomma.net. Or fax the documents to 504.875.4326. 

Warren Easton High School  In Person: Students attending Warren Easton can bring the documents to the Counselors Office and give them to Mrs. Junius in room 206. 
OR 
Electronically: Documents can be emailed to michele.junius@wechs.org or faxed to 504-827-4546. 

All applicants verifying sibling priority must provide proof that the applicant and currently enrolled sibling share the same parent/guardian or reside at the same address. Acceptable documents may include any ONE of the following  government-issued papers: 

  • Birth Certificates showing same parent OR 
  • LA Café Statements showing same Orleans Parish address OR
  • Recent letter dated within the past 120 days (about 4 months) from a governmental agency showing a shared guardian or address 
    • Court document granting custody of both children to the parent/guardian OR 
    • Department of Children and Family Services paper showing both siblings are in the care of the same parent/guardian OR 
    • Health insurance plan or Medicaid information for both siblings under the same parent/guardian OR 
    • SNAP benefits showing all siblings in the same household OR 
    • Social Security benefits including the names of all siblings

Steps to Verify:  

  1.  Gather all documents needed to verify your children are siblings   
  2.  Submit documents to the school where the current sibling is enrolled.  Documents are submitted in-person or electronically.  Refer to the chart above, Schools Requiring Sibling Priority Verification, for method of verification or contact the schools directly. 
  3.  Verification is completed by school and documented in the enrollment system to link siblings to the school where the current sibling is already enrolled.  
  4.  Sibling priority will be applied during the match if verified in the enrollment system prior to the deadline.

School Name  Grade Level  Economically Disadvantaged Priority 
Bricolage Academy  K only   If your family qualifies for this priority, please submit supporting documentation directly to Bricolage Academy via email.
Documents can be emailed to registration@bricolagenola.org with the subject line “Verification & First Initial of Child's First Name and First Three Letters of Last Name.”
Please include the number in household/family. 
Lycee Francais de la Nouvelle-Orleans (LFNO)  K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12  If your family qualifies for this priority, please submit supporting documentation (see below for list of documentation) directly to Lycée via email.  

Documents can be emailed to admissions@lfno.org with the subject line “Verification.” Please include number in household/family. 

Please find a list of accepted documents here: http://www.lfno.org/at-risk-eligibility/. 

An Economically Disadvantaged Student is any student for whom one of the following indicators is true:    

  1. Is eligible for Louisiana’s food assistance program for low-income: provide Current LA Café Benefit statement OR 
  2. Is eligible for Louisiana’s disaster food assistance program: provide Current LA Café Benefit statement OR 
  3. Is eligible for Louisiana’s program for assistance to needy families with children to assist parents in becoming self-sufficient: provide Current LA Café Benefit statement; there are tabs for SNAP and TANF OR 
  4. Is eligible for Louisiana’s healthcare program for families and individuals with limited financial resources: provide Proof of participation LA Medicaid OR 
  5. Is eligible for reduced price meals based on the latest available data OR 
  6. Is an English Language Learner OR 
  7. Is identified as homeless or migrant pursuant to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act and the Migrant Education Program within the Elementary and Secondary Education Act OR
  8. Is incarcerated with the Office of Juvenile Justice or in an adult facility OR 
  9. Has been placed into custody of the state: provide DCFS documentation

Some schools participating in the NCAP give priority enrollment to families with a documented economic disadvantage. Families must submit documents that demonstrate the student is economically disadvantaged to be eligible for this priority during the match process.  Families should contact participating schools for more information, including acceptable documentation and detailed verification steps.   

Language proficiency eligibility requirements are necessary for students to participate in foreign language-based programs. These are immersive classrooms where the primary language of classroom instruction is Spanish or French. Some experience speaking French or Spanish is a prerequisite for student success in these instructional models.  

Language based schools or programs require prospective students to take a language assessment to demonstrate proficiency. In some cases, students can demonstrate proficiency by providing evidence of previous enrollment in an immersive language program. Students must have a firm grasp of the foreign language to be successful academically within this program model. 

School Name  Grade Level  Language Proficiency Eligibility  Language Assessment Information  
Audubon Uptown – French Program   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Applicants must pass a French language proficiency assessment OR have attended an accredited French Immersion school in order to be eligible.  The Audubon Admissions Office will contact you about scheduling testing sessions after you complete your NCAP. Learn more at www.auduboncharter.org or contact the school team at admissions@auduboncharter.com 
Hynes – Lakeview French Program  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Applicants must pass a French language proficiency assessment in order to be eligible.  Learn more and find contact information for the school at www.hynesschool.com/admissions 
Hynes – UNO French Program  1, 2  Applicants must pass a French language proficiency assessment in order to be eligible.  Learn more and find contact information for the school at www.hynesschool.com/admissions. 
International School of Louisiana 

All Programs 

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8   Applicants must pass a French or Spanish language proficiency assessment in order to be eligible.   The Target Language Assessment will be offered on January 29, 2022 at 9:00 am. Learn more and find contact information for the school at https://isl-edu.org/admissions 
Lycee Francais de la Nouvelle-Orleans (LFNO)  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12  Applicants must pass a French language proficiency assessment OR show proof of previous enrollment in a French Immersion Program accredited by the French Ministry of Education.   Learn more and find contact information for the school at www.lfno.org/oneapp 

Further, see the Language Proficiency Exam Guide. 

Steps to Verify:  

  1. Complete the NCAP, including ranking school choices and registering for language assessment.  
  2. Reach out to each school directly to verify testing session date and/or submit any required documents.  
  3. Complete assessment by specified deadline and provide the school with any necessary documents.  

If the student meets the proficiency eligibility, the school will document eligibility in the NOLA-PS common enrollment system to be included in the student’s match process.  

If the does not take the language assessment, language proficiency is not demonstrated, or does not submit proof of previous enrollment in a language program the student will not be eligible for the program/school. All ineligible rankings will not be included during the match process. 

Academic eligibility requirements are necessary for students to participate in a small number of charter schools. These schools offer an accelerated academic program with accompanying higher admissions requirements. Academic requirement schools require prospective students to take an academic assessment to demonstrate proficiency. These schools may also require families to participate in open house activities, curriculum nights, submit past test scores, and report cards. Prospective applicants should contact these schools directly to fully understand all eligibility requirements and evaluation criteria.   

School Name  Grade Level  Language Proficiency Eligibility  Language Assessment Information  
Audubon Uptown – All Programs  PK3, PK4, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Applicants must pass a French language proficiency assessment OR have attended an accredited French Immersion school in order to be eligible.  The Audubon Admissions Office will contact you about scheduling testing sessions after you complete your NCAP. Learn more at www.auduboncharter.org or contact the school team at admissions@auduboncharter.com 
Hynes – Lakeview French Program  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Applicants must pass a French language proficiency assessment in order to be eligible.  Learn more and find contact information for the school at www.hynesschool.com/admissions 
Hynes – UNO French Program  1, 2  Applicants must pass a French language proficiency assessment in order to be eligible.  Learn more and find contact information for the school at www.hynesschool.com/admissions. 
International School of Louisiana 

All Programs 

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8   Applicants must pass a French or Spanish language proficiency assessment in order to be eligible.   The Target Language Assessment will be offered on January 29, 2022 at 9:00 am. Learn more and find contact information for the school at https://isl-edu.org/admissions 
Lycee Francais de la Nouvelle-Orleans (LFNO)  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12  Applicants must pass a French language proficiency assessment OR show proof of previous enrollment in a French Immersion Program accredited by the French Ministry of Education.   Learn more and find contact information for the school at www.lfno.org/oneapp 

Further, see the Language Proficiency Exam Guide. 

School Name  Grade Level  Eligibility Verification  
Audubon Uptown – All Programs   PK3, PK4, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8   Academic Eligibility

Applicants must attend a curriculum meeting at the school in order to be eligible.

 

Audubon Uptown Montessori Program   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Academic Eligibility
Applicants must pass an academic entrance exam in order to be eligible.
Families can verify current or previous year enrollment in an accredited Montessori program at the school site for priority enrollment.

 
Audubon Uptown Montessori Program including Tuition and Scholarship seats  PK3, PK4, K, 1, 2  Academic Eligibility
Applicants must attend a curriculum meeting at the school in order to be eligible. Families can verify current or previous year enrollment in an accredited Montessori program at the school site for priority enrollment.
 
Lusher Charter School   All Grades (K-12)  Academic Eligibility
Eligibility to attend Lusher Charter School will be determined by the applicant’s total matrix score which is calculated from a math assessment percentile, reading assessment percentile and arts profile and application.
Grades K-1 matrix also includes a parent involvement score.
Grades 2-12matrix also includes a GPA score.
You can learn more about the admissions and testing process on the Lusher Admissions website.
 
Lake Forest Charter   All Grades (K-8)  Academic Eligibility
Eligibility to attend Lake Forest Charter will be determined by the applicant’s total matrix score which is calculated from a math assessment percentile, reading assessment percentile, orientation, and questionnaire.
Grades K-1 matrix also includes a portfolio score.
Grades 2-8 matrix also includes a GPA and an attendance score.
You can learn more about the admissions and testing process on the Lake Forest Admissions website.
 
Ben Franklin High School   9, 10, 11   Academic Eligibility
Eligibility to attend Ben Franklin Charter High School will be determined by the applicant’s total matrix score which is calculated from GPA and admission test scores in reading, math and language.
You can learn more about the admissions and testing process on the Ben Franklin High School admissions website .
 

Steps to Verify:  

  1. Complete the NCAP and school specific application, including ranking school choices and registering for the academic assessment.   
  2. Contact each school directly to verify admission requirements, including assessment date and required documents.   
  3. Complete assessment by specified deadline and provide the school with any necessary documents.   
  4. If the student meets eligibility, the school will document eligibility with NOLA-PS and the school will be included in the student’s match process. Note: Ben Franklin High School does not have a limit on enrollment.  Any student that meets eligibility requirements and registers on-time, will be offered placement at Ben Franklin High School. 

If a student does meet all school specific eligibility criteria the student will not be eligible to attend the school. All ineligible school rankings will not be included for the student during the match process. 

Below are the schools participating in the Scholarship Program this year. Families that rank one or more of these schools on your child’s NCAP must complete Scholarship Eligibility Verification. Only verified Scholarship Eligible school rankings will be included for your child during the match process. 

  • School Name  Grade Span Next SY 
    Bishop McManus School  K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10 
    Conquering Word Christian Academy Eastbank  PK4; K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12 
    Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orleans  PK4; K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8 
    Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School  PK4; K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7 
    HYPE Academy  5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12 
    Kidz View Learning Academy  K; 1; 2 
    Life of Christ Christian Academy/Alternative  PK4; K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12 
    Light City Christian Academy  K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12 
    McMillian's First Steps (LSU)  INF; 1 YR; 2 YR 
    McMillian's First Steps CCDC  PK4; K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8 
    New Orleans Adventist Academy  K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8 
    Resurrection of Our Lord School  PK4; K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7 
    St. Alphonsus School  PK4; K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7 
    St. Anthony School (C)  K; 1; 2; 3; 4 
    St. Benedict the Moor  PK4; K; 1; 2; 3; 4 
    St. Dominic School  K-7 
    St. Joan of Arc School  PK4; K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7 
    St. John Lutheran School  K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8 
    St. Katharine Drexel Preparatory School  8; 9; 10; 11; 12 
    St. Leo the Great  PK4; K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7 
    St. Mary's Academy  PK4; K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12 
    St. Peter Claver School  PK4; K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7 
    St. Rita School  PK4; K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7 
    St. Stephen School  PK4; K; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7 
    Waldorf School of New Orleans  1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8 

Eligibility requirements Scholarship School Enrollment include the following: 

  • Student must be a resident of Louisiana and 
  • Student must be either entering kindergarten or enrolled in a public school with a C, D, or F grade on both October 1 and February 1 of the current school year or be a continuing Scholarship student and 
  • Your income must be below the figure listed for your household size. 
This chart shows 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines* 
Household Size  Yearly Income  Monthly Income  Bi-Weekly Income  Weekly Income 
1  $32,200  $2,683  $1,342  $671 
2  $43,550  $3,629  $1,815  $907 
3  $54,900  $4,575  $2,288  $1,144 
4  $66,250  $5,521  $2,760  $1,380 
5  $77,600  $6,467  $3,233  $1,617 
6  $88,950  $7,413  $3,706  $1,853 
7  $100,300  $8,358  $4,179  $2,090 
8  $111,650  $9,304  $4,652  $2,326 
Add this amount for each additional family member after 8  $13,050  $1,088  $544  $272 
*Guidelines are updated annually. 2021 Guidelines listed.  

Any one of the following documents are accepted for income verification: 

  • Most recent Federal Tax Return, total income 
  • Most recent unemployment compensation statement 
  • Most recent pension statements 
  • Most recent Social Security benefits statement 
  • SNAP Benefits 
  • Louisiana Purchase Card Budget Sheet or Benefits Statement 

The following documents are accepted for residency verification: 

  • Rental lease agreement or mortgage 
  • Electricity/Gas Bill 
  • Telephone Bill (Landline ONLY) 
  • Cable/Internet Service Bill 
  • Sewerage/Water Bill 
  • Current Official Letter from a Government Agency (DSS, DHH) 
  • Homestead Exemption Notice 
  • Property Tax Notice

NEXT STEPS FOR SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY VERIFICATION 

Families can submit the necessary documentation through an online form. On the form, families will be required to upload documentation that verifies both your income and where you live. You can see the types of documentation that is accepted for income and residency verifications below.  

For the upcoming school year 2022-2023, Scholarship Eligibility Verifications must be submitted online or in-person at a Family Resource Center by February 4th. 

Steps to Verify:  

1) Gather your student documentation from the list of approved options.  

2) Submit the documentation either:  

  1. A) Electronically via the form 
  2. B) In person at one of the NOLA-PS Family Resource Centers 

Then, the information you’ve submitted will be reviewed by the NOLA-PS team and the scholarship eligibility will be updated in the enrollment system. 

There are some schools that have several additional eligibility requirements that are specific to their individual school. If you’ve applied to one of the schools below, please follow the specified next steps to confirm eligibility. Please note that based on which school and program you’ve applied to, some of the next steps listed for eligibility may not apply to you.    

Audubon Uptown: Academic Entrance Exam, Montessori Program, and French Program  

If you have ranked Audubon Uptown on your list, there are several possible additional next steps you’ll need to take in order to confirm eligibility and be considered in the match. Please note that based on the grade level and program you are applying to, you may need to do one or more of the next steps below.  

You can learn more about the admissions and testing process on the Audubon Admissions website page 

School Name  Grade Level  Verification Type 
Audubon Uptown – All Programs  PK3, PK4, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Academic Eligibility 

Applicants must attend a curriculum meeting at the school in order to be eligible.  

Audubon Uptown Montessori Program  3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8   Academic Eligibility  

Applicants must pass an academic entrance exam in order to be eligible.  

Families can verify current or previous year enrollment in an accredited Montessori program at the school site for priority enrollment.   

Audubon Uptown Montessori Program  

including Tuition and Scholarship seats 

PK3, PK4, K, 1, 2   Academic Eligibility  

Applicants must attend a curriculum meeting at the school in order to be eligible. Families can verify current or previous year enrollment in an accredited Montessori program at the school site for priority enrollment. 

Audubon Uptown French Program  3 ,4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Language Proficiency Eligibility 

Applicants must pass a language proficiency exam in order to be eligible. Families can contact the school for more information about scheduling a language assessment.  

 

Hynes – Lakeview: Residence in the Geographic Zone or Gifted & Talented Pre-K 

School Name  Grade Level  Priority Verification 
Hynes – Lakeview Gifted & Talented Pre-K  PK3, PK4  Gifted & Talented Eligibility 

Applicants must present a gifted IEP in order to be eligible for the PK3 or PK4 Gifted and Talented program at Hynes – Lakeview. Applicants should drop off a copy of their Gifted IEP.   

Hynes – Lakeview   K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Geographic Priority  

If you live within a half mile of the school or live within the 70124 zip code, you will need to go to the school to submit documentation to verify your residence. 

Hynes – Lakeview French Program 

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Language Proficiency Eligibility 

Applicants must pass a French language proficiency assessment in order to be eligible. Learn more and find contact information for the school at www.hynesschool.com/admissions. 

 

New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy (NOMMA): Military Priority and Open House  

If you have ranked the New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy on your list, there are several possible additional next steps you’ll need to take in order to confirm eligibility and be considered in the match.  

You can learn more about the admissions and testing process on the NOMMA Admissions website page 

 

School Name  Grade Level  Priority Verification 
NOMMA  9, 10, 11, 12  Open House Eligibility 

Applicants (both the student and the parent/guardian) must attend an Open House at the school in order to be eligible.  

NOMMA  9, 10, 11, 12  Military Priority 

This school offers priority enrollment for qualified military families. Please notify the school of military affiliation to see if you qualify.  

There are several programs that are specifically designed for students who are on a LAA1 Diploma Pathway or have a significant development disability. You can learn more about these programs on their websites to see if they are right for your student. In order to be eligible for one of these programs, you will need to verify that your student meets the criteria.  

School Name  Grade Level  Eligibility  
CA: Rosenwald Essential Skills Program  9, 10, 11, 12  Applicants must have a current IEP with aligned needs to the Rosenwald Essential Skills program. Rosenwald's Essential Skills Program (ES) offers a comprehensive program that focuses on preparing students academically by raising their developmental reading levels, functional numeracy and transition-based skills that are backwards aligned from their long-term goals and achieving a LEAP Connect Pathway. Additionally, ES offers coordinated wrap around services that meet all medical, fine and gross motor and communication needs to achieve all goals. 
Discovery Plus Program at Arthur Ashe, Langston Hughes, or Phyllis Wheatley Schools   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:  

  • The student is currently enrolled in grades 3-8 
  • The student’s cognitive abilities fall 2.3 or more standard deviations below the mean 
  • The student participates in the LEAP Connect alternate statewide assessment 
  • The student receives two or more related services, including but not limited to: speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy, adapted physical education, orientation and mobility or vision services, self-help or life skills, vocational skills, and ABA therapy 

You can learn more about the process for application on FirstLine’s Discovery Plus Program Admissions website page. You will need to submit a Parental Consent form and a Discovery Plus Application form.  

Gifted and Talented screenings are available through the Child Search Office. You may also obtain a Bulletin 1508 gifted evaluation from a private vendor and submit it to the Child Search Office to be verified.    

If you would like to schedule an evaluation for your child, you can make an appointment here. Appointments must be scheduled by the NCAP deadline: January 21, 2022. The child must be at least 3 years old to participate in the gifted screening process.   

If you have a Bulletin 1508 compliant private evaluation dated no more than one year from the date of submission, you can submit that to NOLA-PS via email, mail, or fax.  

By January 21, 2022, you must submit information to NOLA-PS in one of the methods specified below. Please include a copy of your completed private evaluation and a completed Request for Administrative Review Form. 

  1. Evaluations can be faxed to 504-309-4158  
  2. Evaluations can be emailed to ECS@nolapublicschools.com. Complete and attach this Request for Administrative Review form   
  3. Evaluations can be mailed to New Orleans Public Schools c/0 Gifted Evaluation at 2401 Westbend Parkway, New Orleans, LA 70114  

 If you have any questions, please contact us by emailing enroll@nolapublicschools.com 

* Evaluations must be postmarked by the OneApp deadline or received in hand by the Child Search Office by the NCAP deadline; non-compliant evaluations cannot be included in the Main Round lottery. Where possible, OPSB will work with evaluators to correct errors in evaluations. Families are encouraged to submit evaluations early in the process. Evaluations can be submitted before the NCAP is complete. 

Family Link is how NCAP keeps siblings together when a parent/guardian submits an application for more than one child to attend the same school. In order to access Family Link, the parent/guardian must list the schools in the same order for each of the siblings on their NCAP.  

For example: let’s imagine a family that is looking for a new school for their rising first and second graders. The parent lists the same schools on each child’s application, in the same order. The family’s first-choice school only has a seat for the first-grader, but both students can be matched to their second choice together. In this scenario, NCAP would match both to their second-choice school. 

Please note that Family Link will only apply to students applying to public schools. If you include nonpublic schools on your application, Family Link will not apply. Family Link does not give you priority to the schools you list on your application. 

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