Students who need a NOLA-PS school placement for the 2023-2024 school year should participate in Open Enrollment, beginning this summer. Please note that there is no Round 2 of enrollment this year so families can get placements for the upcoming year in the faster, simpler Open Enrollment process.
If you participated in Main Round and need to check your child's placement for next year, complete this form
to request an e-mail copy.
Open Enrollment is a first-come, first-served enrollment period where families choose a school that has an available seat at their student's grade level. Families can choose a seat using an online form from a computer or phone. Families do not need to come in person to a Family Resource Center for placement. Priorities do not apply during Open Enrollment.
Families must complete registration with their new school within five days of assignment
. If families do not complete registration, they can be dropped from the school’s roster. See the list of all school registration directions
for more information specific to your child’s school.
More information will be shared about Open Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year on this page in the coming weeks. Please see the 2023-2024 Placement chart
for specifics on grade level placement.
Schools with Eligibility Criteria
Any student who is interested in enrolling at a school with eligibility criteria during Open Enrollment must first meet requirements to qualify for enrollment. There are 10 schools with eligibility criteria: 4 schools with academic eligibility criteria, 5 schools with foreign language eligibility criteria, and 1 school with open house eligibility criteria. See the list below.
Families who completed requirements during the Spring Eligibility Window in April and May, met eligibility requirements, and submitted a Seat Request Form to the school by May 26, 2023
will be considered for enrollment on the first day of Open Enrollment. These families will receive an update via email about their children's enrollment in early June. If there are more eligible students than available seats, NOLA-PS will run a mini-lottery and students will be assigned to available seats in the order of their lottery numbers. Priorities do not apply in Open Enrollment.
Open Enrollment begins on June 28, 2023 at 8:00 am. Families who are interested in enrolling in these schools that have not yet completed eligibility requirements
should connect with the schools via the links below to let the school know they are interested in applying if seats are available during Open Enrollment. Please note that grades with no available seats and a waitlist will not continue to accept interest from families. Projected seat availability will be shared in mid-June. After a student is determined eligible, families will be asked to complete a Seat Request Form to request enrollment at the school with eligibility requirements. *Please note Ben Franklin High School does not accept new student enrollment after July 1.
Eligible students who are not assigned a seat will either be added to a waitlist (for Audubon Uptown, Lake Forest, or Willow) or maintained in a pool of eligible applicants (all other schools). If a grade level already has a waitlist from the Main Round or the Spring Eligibility Window, eligible students will be added to the end of the waitlist. If a seat becomes available over the summer, students will be assigned from the waitlist or the eligible pool of students.
- Academic Eligibility Criteria: Students must pass a academic proficiency test and submit additional information to be eligible.
- Language Eligibility Criteria: Students must demonstrate proficiency in French or Spanish to be eligible.
- Open House Eligibility Criteria: Students and parent/guardians must attend an open house to be eligible.
Specialized Programs are designed to meet the needs of students with cognitive and intellectual disabilities and/or students with disabilities requiring therapeutic behavioral supports.
Students must have a current IEP in order to be eligible for these specialized programs. Students who are interested in a specialized program may seek a referral through the student’s IEP team at their current school. The NOLA-PS specialized support team can assist families to connect with their child’s IEP team and learn about program options.
For more information, please review this Overview of Specialized Programs
and the NOLA-PS Specialized Program Guide
. Reach out to Justin Allison (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.