Open Enrollment for Early Childhood Seats is Now Available! Round 2 Application for K-12 is Open Through May 13, 2022!

Understand Your Placement Results

Placement results from the Main Round available in the parent portal by March 31, 2022. These results are for families that completed an application before the Main Round deadline (January 21, 2022). This page includes information to help families access results in the parent portal, understand results, and take the appropriate next steps to complete enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year. If you need additional information, please contact or visit a Family Resource Center. 

Registration information for Early Childhood students and K-12 students has been organized by childcare center or school.

Open Enrollment for Early Childhood (Birth-PK4) families will open the week of April 18, 2022. EC families that need a seat for the 2022-2023 school year or would like to try to transfer to a different placement can view available seats and select a different placement during open enrollment. 

Round 2 Enrollment for K-12 students will open the week of April 11, 2022. Families that did not participate in the Main Round and still need a seat for the 2022-2023 school year, families that want to try to match to a different placement, or families that want to be added to a school’s waitlist should participate in Round 2 Enrollment. Round 2 Enrollment will close May 13, 2022. 

After Main Round results are released, the volume of support requests received are very high. We will respond to your requests in order in which they are received. In addition to the information below, there are several ways you can connect with NOLA-PS for support:
1) In Person: Visit a Family Resource Center at one of our three locations on the West Bank, in the East, or in Central City. Addresses and hours are available on our Family Support page.
2) Email: Contact us at enroll@nolapublicschools.com.
3) Phone: Leave us a voicemail at 1-877-343-4773 and we will return your call as soon as possible. 

Early Childhood (Birth-Pk4) Placement Information

 

Registration is completed with the school or childcare center directly.  Contact your matched childcare center for specific registration details and deadlines.  Most childcare programs will require proof of residency, parent/guardian photo ID, and immunizations records. Additional information may be required if you are registering for a Head Start placement.

You will be put on the waitlist for your first choice only.  Register at the school you were matched to, even if you are hoping for a waitlist offer to your first choice. Being on a program waitlist is not a guarantee of placement. Waitlist offers are contingent on seat availability and are made in waitlist order.

Your child was reassigned to their current school in the Main Round because all other schools you applied to have more applicants than available seats or you listed your current school as your first choice on your Main Round application. 

No you are not added to a Waitlist if you are matched to  your top choice. You can manage your child's waitlist by accessing the Manage My Waitlist tab in the parent portal.

If your child was matched, but not to your top choice your child is only on one waitlist (for their top choice).  If your child did not receive a placement then your child has been placed on the waitlists of their top three (3) application choices. Waitlist can be managed by accessing the Manage My Waitlist tab in the parent portal.

To register you will need:

  • Immunization Records
  • Parent/Guardian Photo Identification
  • Two (2) documents to prove Orleans Parish residency, such as: Utility Bill (Power, Water, Cable), Rental Lease Agreement/Mortgage, Property Tax Notice
  • For Head Start or Early Head Start: If you have a Medicaid card, recent dental or physical exam results, or other proof of insurance, please bring those with you to complete registration. These documents are not required for school placement but may be requested by Head Start programs.
  • Please note that you may be required to re-verify your eligibility at the time of registration, therefore you may be asked for additional information by the school or center. Only eligible families may complete registration and attend their assigned program for the upcoming school year.

If you are living in someone else’s home and your residency documents are not in your name, you will need to bring:

  • Two (2) residency documents in the name of the lessee or homeowner, such as: Utility Bill (Power, Water, Cable), Rental Lease Agreement/Mortgage, Property Tax Notice
  • A copy of the lessee or homeowner’s photo ID, and
  • A signed letter from the lessee or homeowner affirming that you and the child(ren) reside in the household.

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the
purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless students. If you believe your student may be eligible for assistance or need more info on McKinney-Vento Act, please call (877) 343-4773, or visit a Family Resource Center.

It is possible you did not list any choices on your application, you have missing documents to complete the verification, did not list enough choices on your application, or did not list any eligible choices on your application. Your child does not have a placement for next year. Please contact or visit a Family Resource Center to explore your placement options during Early Childhood Open Enrollment.

If you would like to explore open seats during Early Childhood Open Enrollment, you can view open EC seats and take an open seat if you are eligible. You can also change the waitlists you are on in the parent portal. A Family Resource Center representative will be in touch when a seat on your list becomes available.

Your child does not have a placement for next year. Please contact or visit a Family Resource Center to explore your placement options during Early Childhood Open Enrollment. Open Enrollment begins the week of April 18, 2022. 

Only students who have completed the verification process and are eligible for an early childhood seat can be on the waitlist.  Waitlists can be managed in the Manage My Waitlist tab in the parent portal.

 

The Manage Your Waitlists tab in the parent portal will have detailed steps on how to make changes to your child's waitlists. This information will be available the week of April 18, 2022.

Being on a program waitlist is not a guarantee of placement. Waitlist offers are contingent on seat availability and are made in waitlist order. If your child was matched, but not to your top choice your child is only on one waitlist (for their top choice).  If your child did not receive a placement, then your child has been placed on the waitlists of their top three (3) application choices. Additional information regarding waitlists is available in the parent portal.

A limited number of programs may have open seats or short waitlists. More information on program availability and next steps will be available during EC Open Enrollment.

If you receive your first choice you will not be added to any waitlists. Other reasons students are not added to a waitlist include (1) you did not make any choices on your application (2) you were not eligible for any of your choices or (3) you are missing documents to complete verification.  If you did not receive your first choice you are added to the waitlist for your first choice only.  If you do not receive any of your choices, then you are added to the waitlists of your top 3 choices.
If your child was only added to the waitlist(s) and you prefer that your child be placed on the waitlist for a different program, you may change your waitlisted program by logging into the parent portal

If A Family Resource Center staff member will call or email you to make you a placement offer when a seat becomes available and you are next on the waitlist.  Please make sure to check your Spam Folder for emails. 

Your child's placement results are in your parent portal. The parent portal is where you completed your child’s application. If you need help logging into the parent portal, please contact a Family Resource Center.

Password resets can be done in the parent portal. If you are locked out of your account please contact a Family Resource Center or text "unlock" to 504-547-6510.

If you believe you may now be eligible for a participating early childhood program, and/or you would like to consider participating in other early childhood programs please bring your required documents to a Family Resource Center.  An email with your unique link to upload documents may have been sent. Please check your spam folder.

Your child’s placement in publicly funded early childhood programs is dependent upon those programs being fully funded. This decision will likely not be known until summer. If the program is not fully funded, some early childhood students may have their placements rescinded. As in prior years, the Louisiana Legislature will make major decisions about the state’s budget in the coming months. We are optimistic that the Louisiana Legislature will continue to fund early childhood programs. We are closely monitoring the Legislature’s budgeting process and will update you as soon as possible if any families are expected to lose their placements due to funding cuts.

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless students. If you believe your student may be eligible for assistance under the McKinney-Vento Act, please call (877) 343-4773, or visit a Family Resource Center.

 Kindergarten- 12th Grade Placement Information

Contact your matched school directly for specific registration details and deadlines. You can find contact information for each school on the SchoolFinder tool. Schools will require families to provide proof of residency in Orleans Parish as part of the registration process.

There was not an available seat for your student at the schools you ranked higher than your current school. Therefore, you were reassigned to your current school for the next grade level. Contact your school to see if you need to re-register for next year. To locate your school’s contact info use the SchoolFinder tool.

The deadline to register to your matched school is May 20, 2022. Contact your matched school directly for specific registration details. You can find contact information for all schools on the SchoolFinder tool.

If you do not register at your school by the deadline of May 20, 2022, you may be removed from the 2022-2023 school roster. Contact your new school by May 20, 2022, to register and confirm your seat.

Families can get a new placement by participating in Round 2 or Open Enrollment.  If you are interested in attending a school that has academic admissions requirements or language proficiency eligibility criteria, please contact those schools directly. On the K-12 Program Eligibility tab of the EnrollNOLAPS website, you can find a list of the schools with language testing requirements (section 6) and academic testing requirements (section 7).

  • Current and timely proof of residency is required. Without the requested documents, you may lose your placement.
    • Immunization records
    • Parent or Guardian photo identification
  • IEP/504 Plan (if appropriate)
  • Electricity, gas, sewerage, water, cable, or internet bill in parent/guardian’s name dated within 90 days​
  • Section 8 or HANO Voucher Statement in parent/guardian's name dated within 90 days ​
  • Mortgage Agreement or Lease in parent/guardian's name with an end term of a future date ​
  • Homestead exemption in parent/guardian's name ​
  • Official letter from a government agency to parent/guardian dated within 90 days​

Renters insurance policy with an end date after the registration date

Generally, this is because all of the schools you applied to have more applicants than available seats. If you did not receive a match in the Main Round and are not on a waitlist, you will need to participate in Round 2 to receive a placement. You can apply to Round 2 in the exact same way you applied to the Main Round, in the Parent Portal. Round 2 opens April 11, 2022 and closes on May 13, 2022. Round 2 placements will be shared by late June.

Only three NOLA-PS schools maintain waitlists: Lusher Charter School, Lake Forest Charter School and Audubon Charter School: Uptown Montessori Campus. If you listed one (or more) of these three schools above the school where you were matched and you have tested and are eligible, you will be added to the waitlist for that school. You can follow up with school-based staff to learn more about your position on the waitlist and any next steps. You can find school contact information on the SchoolFinder tool. You are not guaranteed a seat at the school from the waitlist, so you should participate in Round 2 to select additional school preferences. You can apply to Round 2 in the exact same way you applied to the Main Round, in the parent portal. Round 2 opens April 11, 2022 and closes on May 13, 2022. Round 2 placements will be shared by late June. If you are granted admission to Lusher, Lake Forest or Audubon off the waitlist, you can choose that seat over a seat assigned to your student in Round 2. 

Only Lusher Charter School, Lake Forest Charter School and Audubon Charter School: Uptown Montessori Campus maintain waitlists for grades K-12. Your child would not have been added to waitlists for any other schools. Your child may be added to a waitlist of one (or more) of those three schools if they ranked the school higher than the school the student was matched to or if the student did not receive a match. The student must have tested and be eligible for Lusher, Lake Forest, or Audubon in order to be added to the waitlist.

For example, let's say your child ranked Audubon Montessori #1 (and had completed testing and been determined eligible) and ranked Akili Academy as their #2 choice. If the student was placed at Akili Academy, she would be added to the waitlist at Audubon Montessori as well.

If you would like to remove yourself from the waitlist, you can do so by contacting the school. You can find school contact information on the SchoolFinder tool. If you take no action, you will remain on the waitlist and will be offered a seat if one comes available to your student based on her position on the waitlist.

If you do not want to attend the school you were matched to, you should complete a Round 2 application to select another school. If you participate in Round 2, you will not lose your spot on the waitlist.

Only three NOLA-PS schools maintain waitlists: Lusher Charter School, Lake Forest Charter School and Audubon Charter School: Uptown Montessori Campus. If you listed one (or more) of these three schools above the school where you were matched and you have tested and are eligible, you will be added to the waitlist for that school. You can follow up with school-based staff to learn more about your position on the waitlist and any next steps. You can find school contact information on the SchoolFinder tool. You are not guaranteed a seat at the school from the waitlist, so you should participate in Round 2 to select additional school preferences. If you are granted admission to Lusher, Lake Forest or Audubon off the waitlist, you can choose that seat over a seat assigned to your student in Round 2.

No. You can register at another school and still be on the waitlist. September 1st is the last day the waitlist is in effect.

Students could be offered a seat from the waitlist through August 31, 2022. The waitlists for Lusher, Lake Forest, and Audubon expire on September 1, 2022.

If you do not register at your school by the deadline of May 20, 2022, you may be removed from the 2022-2023 school roster. Contact your new school by May 20, 2022, to register and confirm your seat.

The deadline to register to your matched school is May 20, 2022. Contact your matched school directly for specific registration details. You can find contact information for all schools on the SchoolFinder tool.

Not all families need to participate in Main Round.
If your child does not plan on attending a NOLA-PS school next year, your family does not need to complete an application.
If your child plans to continue to attend her current NOLA-PS school and they offer the next grade level, your family does not need to complete an application. Your student will be automatically assigned to attend the next grade level at her current school.
If your child is attending the terminal grade at her school (the last grade offered), your family will need to complete an application to choose a new school for the 2022-2023 school year in Round 2 (open April 11, 2022 – May 13, 2022) or Open Enrollment (opens July 11, 2022).
If your child is new to NOLA-PS and will need an assigned school for the 2022-2023 school year, your family should complete an application in Round 2 (open DATE to DATE) or Open Enrollment (opens July 11, 2022).
If your child wants to change from her currently assigned NOLA-PS school to a different NOLA-PS school for the 2022-2023 school year, your family should complete an application in Round 2 (open April 11, 2022 – May 13, 2022) or Open Enrollment (opens July 11, 2022).

Families can get a new placement by participating in Round 2 or Open Enrollment.  If you are interested in attending a school that has academic admissions requirements or language proficiency eligibility criteria, please contact those schools directly. On the K-12 Program Eligibility tab of the EnrollNOLAPS website, you can find a list of the schools with language testing requirements (section 6) and academic testing requirements (section 7).

You can submit an application during Round 2 from April 11, 2022 to May 13, 2022. Round 2 matches will be shared with families in late July.
After Round 2, the next opportunity to enroll in a seat or change schools is through Open Enrollment. Open Enrollment will begin July 11, 2022. Unlike Main Round and Round 2, Open Enrollment is a period where students are placed directly into available seats.

If you are moving out of Orleans Parish or your child has accepted a seat at a school that does not participate in NCAP (such as a private or parochial school) for the 2022-2023 school year, you may be able to decline your placement.
Contact your future school to inform them that you would like to have your child removed from their 22-23 roster. You can find contact information for each NOLA-PS school in the SchoolFinder tool.
Note: Declining this placement will not result in your child’s placement at another NCAP school, including your child’s previous school, if applicable.

  • Current and timely proof of residency is required. Without the requested documents, you may lose your placement.
    • Immunization records
    • Parent or Guardian photo identification
  • IEP/504 Plan (if appropriate)
  • Electricity, gas, sewerage, water, cable, or internet bill in parent/guardian’s name dated within 90 days​
  • Section 8 or HANO Voucher Statement in parent/guardian's name dated within 90 days ​
  • Mortgage Agreement or Lease in parent/guardian's name with an end term of a future date ​
  • Homestead exemption in parent/guardian's name ​
  • Official letter from a government agency to parent/guardian dated within 90 days​

Renters insurance policy with an end date after the registration date

If you are living in someone else’s home and your residency documents are not in your name, you will need to bring:
Two (2) residency document in the name of the lessee or homeowner, such as:
Utility Bill (Power, Water, Cable) Rental Lease Agreement/Mortgage Property Tax Notice
A copy of the lessee or homeowner’s photo ID, andA signed letter from the lessee or homeowner affirmingthat you and the child(ren) reside in the household.

If you believe your student may be eligible for
assistance under the McKinney-Vento Act, please call (877) 343-4773, or visit a Family Resource Center.

For more information on the McKinney Vento Act click here.

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless students. If you believe your student may be eligible for assistance under the McKinney-Vento Act, please call (877) 343-4773, or visit a Family Resource Center. For more info on the McKinney-Vento Act click here.

You can get more information in several ways:
1) In Person: Visit a Family Resource Center at one of our three locations on the West Bank, in the East, or in Central City. Addresses and hours are available on our Family Support page.
2) Email: Contact us at enroll@nolapublicschools.com.
3) Phone: Leave us a voicemail at 1-877-343-4773 and we will return your call to share more information.

The State will be notifying families of scholarship placements/awards after seat allocations are finalized. If you have additional questions, please email the Louisiana Department of Education studentscholarships.la.gov.

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