Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you can make as a parent or guardian. In New Orleans students are not assigned to public schools based on where they live and you must apply to and choose a school for your child.
In past school years, applying to an enrolling in public schools involved submmitting a separate application for each school and each student. That's changing as the public school community evolves and responds to parent pressure. Now, most schools are part of one of three common applications processes:
The OneApp New Orleans Public School Enrollment Process - includes all schools that are part of the Recovery School District (both charter and non-charter schools) as well as many schools that are part of the Orleans Parish School Board district (visit EnrollNOLA.org for more information).
GNOCCS's Common Application - includes several OPSB charter schools that are part of the Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools that have opted to use a shared application form (visit www.eastbankcollaborative.com for more information)
OneApp is a citywide enrollment system system for most public and publically-funding schools in New Orleans. Through the OneApp parents/students have the opportunity to rank schools they most prefer for their students and are provided with one school that is available and best matches their preferences.
Applications for the 2015-2016 school year were available beginning in November 2015 and due by December 18, 2015 for schools with entrance criteria and February 26, 2016 for all other schools.
Applications can be completed online and picked up or turned in at any participating school or at a Family Resource Center. Go to EnrollNOLA.org to learn more about the process, apply online and find a list of Family Resource Centers.