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).
ECCS'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 all schools in the Recovery School District, many schools in the Orleasn Parish School Board school distict and all Type 2 charter 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 2014-2015 school year were available beginning in November 2013 and due by December 20, 2013 for schools with entrance criteria and February 28, 2014 for all other schools.
Applications can be picked up or turned in at any participating school or at a Family Resource Center:
RSD Family Resource Center, Gentilly Mary D. Coghill Elementary School - 4617 Mirabeau Ave. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
RSD Family Resource Center, Uptown Crocker Arts & Technology - 2300 General Taylor St. 8 p.m. to 4 p.m.
RSD Family Resource Center, Westbank L.B. Landry High School - 1200 L.B. Landry Ave. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
OPSB Family Resource Center 3520 General De Gaulle Drive, Suite 1050 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The OneApp enrollment process will match each student with ONE school based on how each family ranks their preferred school choices and based on available spaces. Visit the OneApp website for more details about this process.